July 23, 2023

“If it’s not a “YES!!” – then it’s time to change it!

It’s valuable to show your work to others because you gain objectivity. I recently showed this piece to my gallerist. She didn’t like the big brown area, and others reacted similarly. I looked at the painting with fresh eyes, and uncertainty bubbled up. Of course, you don’t want to adjust work based on what others think, but here’s the thing, once that uncertainty comes, it won’t leave until you make a change. You have to do something to regain certainty for yourself.

Let me show you what I mean.

That move was a “YES” for me! If you’re questioning something in your art, change it as soon as possible to find an answer. You may return to where you were, but making a significant change restores conviction. If it’s not a “hell yes,” then change it!

Can you relate to this? How do you go about making changes in your work? I’d love to hear in the comments.

It’s summer, and I’m talking about rest in this Wednesday’s episode of the Art2Life Podcast. I dive into the benefits of taking a break and will share my tips on power-napping! It’s one of my favorite habits. I can fall asleep anywhere! Join me for this relaxing discussion. Click here to listen to and subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast.

And don’t forget about our Call for Entries for the 2023 ONLINE ART2LIFE INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION!
The last day to enter is this Tuesday, July 25th at 11:59 am PDT.
We can’t wait to see all of your amazing work!!
To see FAQs, the eligibility and guidelines, and to enter the exhibition, please click here: www.a2lcallforentry.com

Have a great week!


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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