I had a super awesome amazing highly motivating day today. I watched this awesome video from Jeff Watts that really said everything that I have been thinking for a while now. This brought all the difficulties of training in art out in the open for me and made it easy to formulate a master plan for training that will hopefully propel my artwork quality forward.

Check out this awesome video. I have already watched it a couple times and just about everything Jeff Watts says is right on the dot correct and true. I have felt a lot of these things for years but have avoided all of the hard truths. Not anymore, I’m going to put it to work, get a clear direction, plan a routine daily, set some goals and work harder. A half hour of painting is not enough to ever reach my main goal, I must push myself harder and further, I CAN do it!

And the motivation spilled over into my nightly still life, I actually worked a whole hour for once, plus other art stuff I did today.

The Setup


The Subject



  • Session: 856
  • Work: 691
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 11"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."