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My Top 5 Tips to Staying Motivated When Learning to Paint

Tip 1

Start with a clear goal: Before beginning any painting, take some time to think about what you want to achieve with the artwork. Whether it’s a specific technique, style or subject matter, having a clear goal in mind will give you direction and purpose throughout the painting process.

Tip 2

Break it down into smaller steps: Painting can be a daunting task, especially if you’re just starting out. To stay motivated, break down the painting process into smaller, more manageable steps. Focus on one element at a time, such as colour mixing or brushwork, and practice until you feel confident before moving on to the next step.

Tip 3

Experiment and have fun: Painting is a form of creative expression, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Try different styles, techniques, and materials to find what works best for you. And most importantly, have fun with the process! Enjoy the journey and don’t worry too much about the end result.

Tip 4

Find inspiration: Inspiration can come from many sources, such as nature, art galleries, or social media. Surround yourself with things that inspire you and use them as a motivation to keep painting. You can even create a vision board or Pinterest board of your favorite artworks to keep you motivated.

Tip 5

Stay disciplined: Like any skill, painting takes practice and discipline to improve. Set aside dedicated time for painting each day or week and stick to it. Treat it as a priority and commit to the process. Remember, the more you paint, the more you’ll improve and the more motivated you’ll feel to continue.


    Learning to paint is a long journey and it’s important to be patient with yourself and not get discouraged by the amount of knowledge and skills you have yet to learn. It’s also important to enjoy the process and not be too focused on the end result, as the process of creating art can be very rewarding in itself. So, don’t let the learning curve discourage you and instead embrace the journey and the learning opportunities that come with it.

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