One day as I was staring at an art magazine with one of the most BEAUTIFUL paintings I had ever seen, I was entranced by the light, the colors, and the gorgeous petals. I was both in awe and distraught.
I was distraught because I thought I would never be able to paint like that. Painting seemed so complex and difficult… making me feel that only the smartest and most talented must be able to do it. I thought, this man must be a genius! And me? I just don’t have that level of talent or intelligence.
Nevertheless, I decided to check out an art DVD at the school library of this artist’s painting. I went back to my dorm room and popped it in. Eating my ramen noodles ready to take notes that I figured would be far above my head, I was surprised at how simple it was!
It was like magic, but you could SEE the magic trick being put together. A brushstroke of black here…a highlight of white there…some glow of red here… and VOILA! He had made a grape appear out of thin air in a matter of minutes!
This is when I realized that there was a simplicity to painting that I had never understood before. A visual language or system that once understood could lead to the creation of beautiful paintings without all the confusion.
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