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 (jmacdonald.com)
- 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