Sometimes (a lot of times) I doubt my abilities and am scared of being mediocre. And sometimes i have to remind myself that I am improving and probably not the biggest mediocre artist. At least, believe it long enough to not be scared and hold a brush.
I’ve been slowly chipping away at this old painting. It was the first real oil painting I did. I was supposed to paint the values and then glaze the color onto it. But I got scared of oil paints and of ruining it (hindsight it was trash). Anyway, after thinking about it, instead of trashing it I decided to actually finish it (It’s not actually finished, I ran out of paint) but it’s almost there. Point being, don’t give up.