Frustration, Failures, and Unfinished Paintings

At long last I have found someone who does art journaling! If you’re a fledgling artist, join in on ‘art talk’ by reading Judith’s posts and the comments of the folks who share their feelings about ‘Frustration, Failures, and Unfinished Paintings’!


Being a creative individual is a beautiful experience, except when it’s not, and when it’s not, it’s no fun at all.

In recent weeks, I’ve been through ups and downs with my painting. I’m trying new things, taking different approaches to the process of painting, and moving toward a looser style. While it’s an exciting time, it’s also a time that’s brought its share of frustration, many feelings of failure, and lots of unfinished paintings.

What to do? I wish I knew. That’s why I’m writing this post and sharing my disappointing paintings. Many of you are professional artists; many of you teach art or have taught in the past. Most of you have much more experience in art than I do. I need advice. I need a little guidance here because at times, I really don’t know how to deal with the problems I’m facing.

Most of the time…

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