Sign up for my free art newsletter - get updates on new work, shows, & more!

Can artists learn from their mistakes?

by Margaret Modjeski in My Opinion,,,,,,

Today I have been thinking about whether I learn from my mistakes. The other day in my studio nothing went right. My piece had too much water, too little paint, people talking distracted me, my mind wandered, and I just had no focus at all….so what did I do? I experimented! I added more water, more paint, and used all sizes of brushes. I made a mess! What did I end up with… artistic disaster! What did I learn….that making a mess can be fun and that every time I paint I don’t have to be successful! Did I learn anything artistically I am not sure but experimenting in watercolor sure is a lot of fun!!