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Creative Destruction

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American landscape painter John MacDonald (coming soon to Realism Live!) shares five things that have become normal throughout his life as a professional artist.

From Somewhat Odd to Totally Normal by John MacDonald (

  1. Failure. Failing again and again. Most non-painters have no idea how important failing is nor how often it happens even among the best painters. They don’t realize that when they see paintings in a gallery or publications, they’re seeing only the successes. Few have any idea how many failures lie behind each success.

Pic: John MacDonald, "Close of Day," 16 x 20 in., studio

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