Savvy Painter is the podcast for artists who mean business.
Antrese Wood talks about the business of art and how it gets created.
Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy to believe their challenges are unique when in fact they are not. Fortunately, others have been there before, and by sharing our stories with other artists we all win.
Say Goodbye to Overwhelm (The Power of Constraints)
When the studio becomes an overwhelming place for artists, it may be time to apply some constraints to your creative process. Constraints are often viewed as things that limit options within our art practice. However, they can be the key to freedom and creativity in our work. On this episode, I’m giving you an inside look at the constraints I’ve placed on my current 100 Day Self-Portrait Challenge and my thought process behind them. I’ll also share some ideas about how to use constraints in your own art practice to get the results you want.
Outline of This Episode [0:37] Finding beauty in constraints [3:49] Deconstructing my 100 Day Challenge and the constraint of time [11:20] Applying constraints to subject and keeping ourselves in curiosity [19:35] Expanding your mind and curbing overwhelm through constraints Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Finding Your Artistic Voice
A lot of artists struggle with finding their voice. To the point that some believe they don’t have one at all. This is absolutely false! Every artist has a voice, and I want to help you find it. On this episode, we’ll dive into what our voice looks like and how to listen to it, cultivating awe in your art practice, and the results you get from finding your voice.
Outline of This Episode [6:25] What is your artistic voice? [9:37] Learning how to listen to your voice [14:54] The practice of cultivating awe [23:13] The results you get from finding your voice Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community How to Create Clarity and Focus in Your Art Practice – EP 284 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
How to Create Clarity and Focus in Your Art Practice
So many artists desire both clarity and focus in their art practice. We yearn for a practice that is stable, dependable, and free of distractions and confusion. Yet often, that is far easier said than done. On this episode, I’ll show you how to gain greater clarity and focus in your art practice so that you can focus all of your energy on the art you want to create.
Outline of This Episode [1:57] The role clarity plays in art and decision making [5:02] How being clear and focused helps you create personally meaningful art [11:21] Three tips to develop clarity and focus in your art practice TODAY [17:47] The power of thinking differently Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Releasing Other People's Opinions About Your Art
So many artists (and humans) struggle with the opinions of others. Having an unhealthy view of external opinions can negatively impact your art practice. And your life ! In this episode, I discuss why other people's thoughts matter, the unhelpful ways we think about other people's opinions and strategies for breaking the cycle.
Outline of This Episode [3:54] Why other people’s opinions matter and creating safety within ourselves [14:49] Cultivating curiosity creates better art [20:38] Falling in love with our own work and releasing the opinions of others Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Choosing Your Own Beliefs About Your Art
When we change one thought in any area of our thinking it changes everything else. The more I think about this principle the more I begin to question what is possible through my art and creativity. On this episode, we’re going to talk more about negative underlying beliefs and how choosing our beliefs on purpose is a powerful habit for our art practice. I’ll also prepare you for what to expect from yourself when you begin to change your thinking, as well as how and when you need to change your mind.
Outline of This Episode [2:58] The power of choosing on purpose [15:53] What happens when we begin to choose [21:33] How to change your mind Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Trusting Your Decisions Is Trusting Your Voice
One of the most important habits you can have is trusting your decisions. We often look at the outcome of a decision to determine whether or not the choice was good or bad. And we use that metric to determine how much we can trust ourselves. But what if I told you that the quality of a decision has nothing to do with the outcome? On this episode, I’ll discuss the importance of trusting your decisions, how trust builds confidence, and how a habit of trust leads to mastering your skills and clarifying your voice as an artist.
Outline of This Episode [2:27] The importance of trusting your decisions [4:31] The power of self-reliance [6:50] How trust leads to mastery [18:34] What if I actually don’t know? Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
A HUGE help to me!
I love listening to this show. It’s one of the few that, if my podcast player keeps giving me more episodes of it in a row, I don’t mind a bit. It is exactly what I need to learn to believe in my own creativity.
This podcast rules. I’ve been a longtime listener now, and the quality of content is rich. Antrese has put together something really special, and the guests she has are top notch artists. It’s nice to get the inside scoop of what other artists are up to. As an artist myself, I find it useful and it helps me feel less alone knowing that there are so many like minded individuals out there making work.
Gives me encouragement
I am an artist that found art after I did a lot of therapy and inner work. Once I learned to be kind to myself and give permission to create I haven’t stopped!
This podcast reminds me of how to lovingly show up and create.
I love how she always brings you back to the why you paint and how important it is to us and others. Can wait to listen to all the episodes!!!