Start and Do Anything

I recently started 2 new pieces and for a moment I had a bit of anxiety, trying to figure out where to begin! And then I remembered the secret to getting started.

Click on the image to watch the video and share your thoughts and comments. What is the first thing you do when you have a new piece?

A New Way To Paint

This year has definitely been one of changes for my art practice. For example, when it came to mixing color, I used to just make tiny little puddles. Now however, I’ve started mixing much more pigment at one time – almost enough to fill a bucket! This has had a positive effect on my practice, as it has allowed me to work on multiple pieces at once with even more ease.

Click on the image to watch the video and let me know what you think – what is your process for mixing color?

In gratitude, Nicholas

Work Without Judgement

Recently I’ve been trying to adjust the way I start my paintings. Specifically, I’ve been postponing analyzing the marks I put down for as long as possible. By doing this, I’ve found that I am not only able to work faster, but also with greater success.

Watch the video and let me know what you think – what is your process when you start a new painting?

In gratitude, Nicholas

My Favorite Tools

I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of the materials I use most often while painting. They’ve really helped improve my practice.

What tools do you use while working? I would really like to know!

Not One, But Six

I wanted to share with you a little about my painting process, and the importance of working on multiple pieces at once.

Watch the video and let me know what you think. Do you work on several paintings at the same time?

In gratitude, Nicholas

The Bold and the Subtle

I was working on a painting today and was having a bit of difficultly figuring out where to go next…and then the solution hit me!

Click on the image to watch the video and let me know what you think – how do you get past potential roadblocks in your art?

Best, Nicholas

Stay in the Driver’s Seat

I’ve recently had a change in how I think about my work when it is not going as well as I want it to. This change has helped me regain control of my creative process and has made it so much easier to paint.

Take a moment to watch the video, and let me know how you stay in control of your work.

The Stages of Learning

In my efforts to become a better teacher, I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading on how people learn. What I’ve discovered is that there are basically 4 stages of learning, each of which presents their own challenges and opportunities.

Which stage are you at? Watch the video and let me know!

Best, Nicholas

Take A Break


After working on a painting for about 3 hours, I find that the marks don’t come as easily, and it becomes more and more difficult to know where to go next. Fortunately I’ve discovered a little trick for getting around this issue. Watch the video to learn what it is.

How do you deal with creative roadblock?

Garage Sale Sunday

Hey everyone,

Today I am briefly talking about
how to avoid the “garage sale”
thing in your art.

To fix this you need to understand
DESIGN and VALUE
These were the first two Art2life Principles I
covered in last weeks Free Art2life Workshop.

If you find today’s talk helpful,
check out last weeks 2 lessons.

Design Art2life Principle #1

Value Art2life Principle #2

Both lessons will really set you
Up to better understand COLOR!
Lesson #3 which is coming out Tuesday!

Have an awesome Sunday.

Nicholas Wilton

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