An Art Snippet:
By C.W. Mundy, From “The Authorship of Painting” at RealismToday.com
I’ve been known to tell my students, “You’ll never know how far left is or how far right is until you hang out on a limb.” In other words, try new things in all directions, such as the expressionistic and the realistic.
This is how you find your “sweet spot,” or where you are most comfortable. Your sweet spot will also continually change as you grow and press forward in the issues of experimentation.
On the downside, experimentation will always bring in a host of failures, but on the upside, the benefits of greater study and experience will bring in exciting results, maturity, and higher level of authorship.