In this video, I answer a question from a viewer about whether a painting needs to have a surprise element to be successful. I share my thoughts on this advice, and explain that while it can be helpful to have something that captures people’s attention, ultimately the most important thing is to pursue what you are excited about and find the collectors who will be excited about your work as well.
Do you have rules you use to help you select subject matter? Have questions you would like me to answer in future sessions? Leave a comment below!