Patience in Painting

Painting is like life and life is like painting. Some of the same lessons apply to both. I recently took a workshop from Stan Miller. His painting methods require time and careful observation. Sometimes in life we want immediate results. But to get results in painting, you have to put in the actual time. We have a picture in our mind of what we want our painting to look like before we start and when life or our painting is not turning out the way we pictured, we may want to stop, throw in the towel, rip up our painting and start over again. It is good to finish the painting. There is something to be learned by the actual finishing of the painting. Sometimes just by finishing we can take our painting beyond the throw away point and it becomes better than we expected. It is in the completing of all the imperfect paintings that we learn and become a better painter. We have to put in the time. Patiently. And with joy because creating is joyful.

Excerpt from Eating Crayons (Coming in October)


About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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1 Response to Patience in Painting

  1. Anne Holman says:

    The is beautiful Sherry!

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