A friend is learning to paint and I've been encouraging her to paint more loosely.  She wants to make sure all of the curves are just perfect and that the apple looks totally like an apple.  I say, "No, just suggest an apple;  let the viewer fill it in.  There's enough there to know it's an apple." 

She finally said to me the other day, "I'm not at the same place as you and maybe I need to know I can make it look exactly like an apple,"  and then I remembered.  I remembered when I first started painting.  Having no background in painting or drawing, I painstakingly drew and redrew, connected all the lines, and made sure my angles were spot on.  I was not
pleased with the results most of the time and yet I knew that I needed to go through this stage before I could get to the next.

Here is what I know is true for me:  I had to believe I could do it perfectly before I could accept that "perfect" was not really my goal.  I had to know I could paint that headlight perfectly in a technical sense before I would trust myself to paint it the way I really saw it. 

Sometimes you really do have to go through steps one and two to get to three; and sometimes you don't



Michael Barnum
10/09/2011 7:34am

In art....as in life

10/10/2014 2:08am

Education is the only source of developing confidence and increases our knowledge. Education tells us the way of that how to increase our knowledge, we can utilize on where and when for the betterment of life.

11/20/2014 12:01am

Art & Designing is the special department in the universities. People likes paintings and explore his talent in the painting exhibitions. Expert and qualified writers are always successful because he has more words and most experienced techniques for writing.


Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

06/02/2015 8:27am

Awesome post share I say thanks to share this impressive post.Keep it.


This content is very high quality, I could see any meaning in any paragrapnya this article is very amazing, in wait posts more interesting next :)


Interesting post.

05/31/2017 11:05am

Gosh it was really something to look at and out for to be frank

07/20/2015 3:05am

Nice Post !! I like it, it also comprises a lot of useful facts. thanks to share your experience.

07/20/2015 3:28am

I appreciate your blog its a interesting and it attract other peoples to read this blog.

03/28/2016 12:08am

The best costume designers are the ones who are open and willing to respond to changes that have been requested from others within the production.

07/21/2016 10:21am

Yeah, you are right. Nice story.

08/08/2016 6:31am

How To Get No Deposit Bonus.

Get All The Best No Deposit Bonus Offers.

08/08/2016 9:12am

Install WhatsApp On Samsung Mobiles

08/25/2016 6:41am

Reliance Jio 4G Sim Review


Problem in love requires immediate solution and shandeleyji is one who can help in it.


2017 Happy New Year HD Images, Wallpapers, Pictures and Photos.

Happy New Year 2017 Greeting Cards for Beloved One’s.

Happy New Year 2017 Greetings | New Year Greeting Cards

12/20/2016 4:36pm

I am so much excited after reading your blog. Your blog is very much innovative and much helpful for any industry as well as for person.

04/17/2017 2:36am

Reflective vest and reflective tape manufacturer


You might be trying to update your Windows; there might be a lot of updates on your laptop

07/15/2017 9:38am











As nice blog,but you could have made this blog more cool if you could configure the language changer pluigin but all the same you have done a good job


This is a topic of my interest. I love reading through your blog,I’ve read through a number of the articles in your website , and I love the way you blog. I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation


Leave a Reply