Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad,
I've painted here and there over the years. But my methods of painting were always inconsistent. A few years ago I tried using oil paint and working on it daily. I spent hours watching documentaries about art and artist, a mix of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Banksy, Pollock, Hamilton, and others. If anything all the YouTube screen time taught me:
Do not fear the mistakes but trust moving
forward through the process.
It's been a blessing, living my life within a 5 mile radius of the stamp on my birth certificate. Getting to build homes where families have Thanksgivings, Christmas mornings, first day of school photos and maybe even a wedding or two. My favorite scene in Its's a wonderful life is not the "angel gets his wings" end scene. It's when George and his wife Mary help the Martinis move in to their new home and the Baileys offer three small gifts of bread, salt and wine. I hope everything we do in life has subsistence, spice and joy
When I started painting I mostly just copied other artist works because I wanted to concentrate on learning how to paint, or at least learning how I could paint. Over time I learned what worked and what didn't work for me. Following the same steps or process began to provide a consistent look on the canvas. Now I can look for interesting subjects or a message to convey and worry less about how to paint and a bit more about what will I paint.