January 27, 2019

Can Play Improve Your Art?

Hi everyone

I just finished exhibiting my art at Julie Nester Gallery. And now my studio is empty.

Starting again feels daunting. There are just blank walls and all the paintings are gone.
When I feel this way, I remember the one thing I need to do in my art. I need to play.
It works for me and it can work for you too.

Click on the image below to watch the video and see what I mean:

It all has to do with how you start. Think of starting as a time to play.
Try doing things differently, experiment and have fun!

It’s amazing what can happen. Sure you will make mistakes, but you will also learn and likely discover something new.

Here are the three benefits to working this way:

1 Sustainability. Not following a plan feels freeing and is just pure fun. If it’s fun you will stick with it.

2 Low Stakes. When the pressure is less you can be a little more risky. You can use more of your intuition. This makes your art more like you.

3 Learning. Experimenting leads to learning growth and change. It is the key to massive improvement in your art.

This is what I do to regain my creative energy again. I hope some of this info helps you too.

Leave a comment here and let me know what works for you!


Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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