Sometimes one of the hardest things about art making is figuring out how to make your next brush stroke, or line, or mark, as good as possible. This can be difficult to do especially when you are feeling unsure or self-conscience; that feeling then bleeds into the mark, and it simply doesn’t look good.

There is, however, a way to consistently make strong, authentic marks. It takes a bit of practice, of course, but at its core the secret involves learning how to let go…

Click the image above to watch the video, and let me know what you think. How do you stay involved in your practice? How do you make your best marks?

In gratitude, Nicholas