But they are not, most pro fessional artists ar e mu ch mo re t echnica l than you thin k.

Most of us assume that successful pa intings are created in a
moment of inspiration, a flood of creative genius, flying paint,
waving brushes.
I don’t know if you know, but before I gave up everything and
tried to live on art alone, I challenged myself: “If I’m a good
painter, I have to know how to copy all the paintings in the
world”. Of course, that was humanly impossible!
In short, I r e a l l y d i d i t , I c o p i e d m a n y w o r ks , some paintings
from the Pinacoteca of the State of São Paulo, but most of
them I copied from books. I’ll tell the truth, I loved to copy,
and without knowing it I ended up learning everything about
painting in practice.
The great masters already know the secrets and the
techniques, and when copying, I tried to do the same or
better. Of course, it didn’t even look the same, but sometimes
I “found” my painting even better than the original painting.
As you have probably seen, t h e r e a r e h u n d r e d s o f t e c h n iqu e s
f o r b e c o m i n g a p a i n t e r . Exterior house painting newton