August 6, 2023

Is it time to wreck your painting?

When I’m not sure if a painting is working or not, it’s time to make a big change. Big changes can help reveal what’s working and what’s not. I’ve made big moves on this piece, and it still isn’t working, but that’s okay because now I feel more committed to pushing it further.

Watch how I change it…

Wrecking this painting allowed me to go back into it with more freedom. Using bigger tools really made the difference, and I like it more. If you’re not sure where you’re going in a work, let it fail and search for a new direction. There’s joy and discovery in the search!

Can you relate to this approach? Let me know in the comments.

In this week’s episode of the Art2Life Podcast, I continue a conversation I’ve had for 25 years with my dear friend Steve Lomprey. He’s a multimedia artist whose mediums include painting, videography, and music. Join us on Wednesday for an encouraging discussion about humanity, freedom, and taking a 40,000-foot view of life and art. Click here to subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast and catch up on past episodes, too!

Have an awesome Sunday!


PS: Have you joined our Art2Life Artists Facebook Group yet? It’s an amazing community of artists from all over the world! I pop in and share what I’m working from time-to-time, and I’d love to see what you are creating too! If you’re on Facebook, click here to join the group.

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.

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