Monday, June 8, 2009

How to improve your painting skills- Put yourself out of business

Paint, Paint, Paint! Paint every day. It is really good advice. You've probably heard this often. I will tell you why it is important. When you paint infrequently, here is what will happen. You will paint, what you know! Maybe you have a certain thing that you think you can sell. So that is what you paint. You paint the sure thing. Every time you sit down to paint, you paint in this same vein over and over. If you are selling your work, you might be painting only when sales dictate that you need to paint, to replace what you have sold.



Here is what will happen if you paint every day.

When you paint every day, you will get to a point where you have more work than you need. Now, what do you do? You have now disciplined yourself to painting on a more regular basis. So now, you have the luxury of putting more thought into your paintings. Come up with some different perspectives, use some different color combinations. Paint a different style to sell in a different market.



There is a saying in the business world. Put yourself out of business, before someone does. The idea is that you have to be an innovator, so that you continue to bring in new customers. A little tweak to your art could bring in a totally new client base and broaden your works appeal.

Who knows, you may come up with the next hot thing!

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