I was apprenticed to an old German Master for 4.5 years - who tortured me and ripped up my "masterpieces" until I did them to his liking ... but he made sure that I "got over" myself! I also had to clean his brushes along with my own; learn, learn and re-learn things I was convinced I knew, and pretty much lick his boots (so to speak!). Painting is a wonderful passion, and I would do it even if I was not paid for it! Fortunately I am. How much better could life get? Art is good. Life is good.
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