I have taught art for many years and realise that it should be a personal journey, one of the joys of the subject to teach is that nobody’s work is the same. It is a great shame when learners start comparing their work to others and in many cases it steals all the joy and creativity out of the work, so why do we do it?
As we have just had Valentines Day, I thought it would be very topical to write a post above love, the love of art. One way to guarantee that you will continue to develop your drawing and painting is to fall in love with it. Maybe your relationship with art is love-hate!
How can I fall in love with art? If you allow it and stick with it drawing and painting can be a great source of joy, contentment and satisfaction. Here are some reasons why you should start your love affair with drawing and painting: