Create art to bless others.
This is my favorite kind of work to create! I think the paintings that I make to surprise my friends and family are often my best paintings. There is a freedom in knowing that I’m not working for a client or designing a class sample for students. I’m just painting to make something beautiful and unexpected for someone I care about.
I truly believe that God gave me this talent so that I can use it to bless those around me. There is something really special about knowing that you are striving to use your abilities to the fullest.
I think sometimes, we can put a lot of pressure on ourselves when we are painting for someone else, so here are a few things to remember when you are painting a gift.
- Try something small. This way it will be easier for them to find the perfect space for this new piece.
- Think about the colors that this person usually dresses in. This is usually a reflection of what they are drawn to. Your painting shouldn’t be limited to these colors but it should compliment them.
- Remember that this person you are giving your art to, doesn’t know it’s coming and has no expectations. Don’t be hard on yourself. They will love it!
I hope you will consider creating a painting to surprise someone you care about! It’s such an amazing feeling to share your gift!