Christopher Gallego, blog post: 5 unusual habits to keep you growing artistically, Image: White Pine with Broken Branch, 2007

 5 unusual habits to keep you growing artistically 

Working hard at your craft is not the same as working toward growth. Working toward growth means taking big scary chances with your art and risking failure.

Christopher Gallego Painting Studio, Brooklyn, NY 2008-2009

Selling your art? Stay out of the way.

From the moment it's available, ideally, from the moment you begin, don't think of your art as your creation. Think of yourself as the caretaker. You simply helped the work along...

Artist: Christopher Gallego, "PLatter, 2001, Oil on board, 12 x 15 in., Private Collection, Acton, MA

Artists: don’t ever do another painting.

The best painters connect passionately with whatever is in front of them (or inside) and their art flows from that passion.

Why My Art Students Hate Me

Your art is the biggest impediment to creating your art.