Don’t Be Afraid To Change Your Painting – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

Lately, this seems like the best advice I can give myself. The fear of ruining my paintings through small alterations often keeps me from changing my works. But what I forget in these moments of worry is that sometimes the most minuscule changes can greatly enhance my pieces. What we need to remember while painting is that Art is an adventure. We must take risks in order to produce great work.

If upon completion of your painting, there’s something you don’t like, then change it. By taking this risk, you may paint the greatest piece of your life, or you may destroy your creation. But the results are unimportant. Regardless of them, you will learn something new about yourself and your work, and that’s what is important, as painting is a never-ending journey.

So, do me a favor, and take my advice: push on, take a risk and paint your hearts out!

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American Oil Painter Daryl Urig is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Cincinnati Art Club. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati for over 8 years and is president of Total Media Source Inc.

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