Know Your Subjects Before You Paint Them

This video describes how to get to know your subjects before you break out paint and brushes. By taking time to explore, doodle and sketch you break the ice, discover hidden gems and most importantly make personal connections to your muse.

Most artists simply find something pretty and paint it exactly the way they see it. That is BORING! It also lacks creativity and lends itself to trite, predictable art.

I hope the video inspires you to spend more time experimenting and less time on finished art.