I once took a painting class taught by a man who packed as much of his vast experience as he could share in a 6 week class of 6 or 7 students. I studied with him for 12 weeks and often think back to what I learned in that time.
We painted outside at night; it was a wonderful experience.
We also wrote an artist mission statement every week to share in class. The mission statement was to be written as if for our next show, in answer to a few questions, as briefly, honestly, appropriately as possible.
Who am I as an Artist Today? What am I working on? Where do I want to go with my work?
I’ve learned that these are good questions to ask myself every morning when I show up for work.
Process is our most important product.