Art is, after all, only a trace – like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness. (Robert Henri)
Robert Henri was a master painter who took art very seriously but also knew that a good painting is done in joy. He knew that painting joyfully requires bravery.
The fear of failure tries to steal the joy from the painting experience. It takes guts to say “Even if this painting doesn’t turn out right, I will enjoy the process and I will learn through the failure”.
The negative mindset says “This is a waste of time and money”. But, it takes courage to paint in the confidence that you are refining your talents and becoming a better person through the process.
Once you do something brave, you will attract trolls who say mean things. I get the mean comments and they hurt. In spite of them, I continue to walk bravely and in great happiness. And my art shows it.
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again . . . - Proverbs 24:16a