The One Thing You Should Do Before You Pick Up a Brush Or Pencil

October 30, 2019 1 min read

Learn to See Before You Learn to Paint

Learning to see is a critical part of learning to be a good painter. Watercolorist Laurin McCracken knows this first hand. His photorealistic paintings are a showcase for how well the artist has learned to see.

 

Every artist starts with ideas of how something looks. Only by physically spending time looking at the object, can we start to see what is really and truly there. 


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