Artist VS Student Quality Paint Which one is right for you?
Artist VS Student Quality Paint
6 Major Differences Between Artist & Student quality paints:
When I began painting, I received the well meaning advice that if I wanted to be a "real" artist, I better use artist quality paint. Needless to say, I desperately wanted to be a "real" artist. There was no way in hell I was going back to my soul crushing corporate job. So, from time to time, I would count my pennies and go to the art store to buy some artist quality paints.
Here's what would happen: When I finally got my expensive tubes of paint home, I treated them like unapproachable royalty. I was terribly afraid to use them because I did not want to "waste" them.
Finally, I came to this paradigm changing realization: What’s the use of surrounding myself with a bunch of artist quality paint if I'm too scared to use them? It's more important to me that I'm painting, rather then what I'm painting with.
From that point forward, I decided to buy only student quality paints. I did not want to put unnecessary pressure on myself in thinking I had to paint something "worthy"of my expensive materials. This lifted a huge burden off of me. Finally, I was able to paint the way I had always wanted to: without inhibitions.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.