In case you are using oil colors, then I can say that you only need a lot of time and practicing to become very good. Like with everything in life.
Just relax and never tell yourself “Its not going to be good”. Never give up and try every day some hours! You can try to draw or paint others peoples paintings, almost all artists are doing it at the beginning. You can also check youtube videos about making art and sketchbooks, they are very useful.
When I am painting, I feel that my hand and brain are connected. Try to make this connection and lead your hand with brain.
I couldn’t agree more with, “….Inspiration is key.”
I got into painting as a mental health tool. I never knew I could really paint. Three years later, I have some serious fun with it. I had to find what my passion was though. 🙂 Just keep at it. Find what inspires you.
This is a fine piece of talent you have. Have you ever considered to storyboard a large canvas? Believe me or not, with the level of creativity I’m looking at, you need to expose yourself to having a canvas size that’s larger than a one piece filler. Also, delimit your color palette. Size of the canvas is a limiter in many ways, it reminds you of limitations. Break them and try finding out what you can do instead of planning for what you should get done. #wondersawaiting
As a surrealist, teacher, writer, ceramist, illustrator, drawer, exhibiting artist and …..whatever else…. I can only say. …. Keep practicing it, just do it, and do it again. I can’t remember the actual point where I became an artist. Oh yes i can, when i picked up a brush… But when was it that i actually allowed myself to call myself an artist? That didn’t come for about 20 years later I was self taught. Became a teacher of ceramics, then fine art. THEN went to university to ‘find out what i wanted to be when i grew up’ that’s when i gave up thinking I was ”missing“ something, and gave up University half way through.