Friday, November 21, 2008

David Leffel Quote on Learning


As I've been reading a bunch of books and watching videos of David Leffel's technique, I felt an intense desire to put down the books and get back to the easel. But I'm dedicated to absorbing this material as soon as possible. So, I felt a sweet relief when I read the following quote at the conclusion of "Oil Painting Secrets From a Master." Leffel beautifully sums up one of my core beliefs about learning:

"Talent is the willingness to figure it out. It's not a mystical or metaphysical thing. It's the ability to relinquish al of your assumptions and conceits in order to learn."

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