On Day 27 of building a daily art habit I will be practising what I preached and learning from mistakes made in yesterday's painting. It's what you do with those painting mistakes that is important.
This is a work in progress shot. I finished it on another day.
How to learn from painting mistakes?
Today I will show you how I have started to learn from my art failure in day 25 & 26 blog.
I decided I wanted to practice painting that teacup again. The teacup was the main thing I wanted to paint in yesterdays painting, but it kind of got lost in the rest of the painting. I decided to really focus on the teacup this time. So I have simplified the background and zoomed in on that teacup. This way I can concentrate my efforts on that teacup and not be distracted by the rest of the painting.
This was a valuable exercise as when I finished I was happy with my teacup painting. Some other areas not so much but that will be practice for another day!
Next time I want to paint a teacup I will have a positive experience to recall instead of being intimidated by the thought. This will be a key factor in moving forward with becoming a better artist. You don't want fear of failure to stop you moving forward in your art development.
Still need to work on painting fabric as I wasn't happy with that part of the painting. I ended up doing something completely different in that area. Here's what I came up with if you are curious.