By @whitney_austin ・・・
ARTIST CONFESSIONS 😮! I cuss myself out alllllll the time while creating, talk to myself, and just want to say “Fu#k it” I’m done with this painting lol. I get frustrated while painting, especially when I don’t think its “that good”. It usually takes me to overcome a million mistakes, before I finally approve of it. More than half of my paintings don’t look like NOTHING that I had originally planned for them to 🤣. Mistakes happen as an artist...more than what you think! The night before my grand opening, I created this Gorilla painting “Mighty”. When I first created this piece, I had attempted to splash paint on the background, but I ended up soaking the canvas instead WITH THE WHOLE PAINT CAN 😩, took me a loonngggg time to clean it up off the canvas and the red floor. Then when I finally liked the painting, somehow the entire canvas fell face down off my easel WHILE THE PAINT WAS STILL WET and a lot of the paint smeared, so I basically had to do everything over. Somehow the mistakes during the process ended up adding so many layers and character to this piece. Your mistakes can end up creating something that your proud of! Don’t get discouraged, just continue to have faith! Cuss yourself out, walk away from the project, get some fresh air...then get back to it! Don’t allow mistakes to discourage your greatness!