|Your Last Gig? |
Practice A Lot First.
I heard longtime jazz musician Sonny Rollins comment he plays as if it were his last gig.
It sounds a bit fatalistic, but I understand what he meant. I've adopted and adjusted his line - "Paint as if it were your last gig."
I say this because I still hear naysayer painters who would rather put their energy and focus on what one cannot or should not do instead of putting it all out there and paint their best each time.
As with any successful musician, you practice, practice, practice before the big performance.
Painting is practicing painting. Doctors "practice" medicine. Lawyers "practice" law. So, it stands to reason, we practice painting.
The more you practice, the luckier you get.
10,000 hours... just sayin'.