How do I become a great painter?
Learn from the Masters. Dissect their paintings. Gain knowledge from the world. Your whole artistic existence will be created from your visual recollections with a hint of your inner view that nobody has ever seen. Without a knowledge of the past, you will be recreating, not creating. Take the time to absorb like a sponge your daily activities outside. Picture inside how you would want things to go and not necessarily how they were shown to you. This will bring a balance to your reality and a world you would like to show us. Being great at something requires more than just professionalism. Delving into your own psyche and dealing with the absurd is just as important as seeing something beautiful and being able to recreate it. As an example, check out Mark Chagall’s The Blue Circus.