For new painters it can be very hard to have a painting that you have been working on for weeks and months to be destroyed by one silly mistake.When the painting is destroyed some artist tend to leave the painting others just start a new one others just turn the mistake into a magical canvas.
If you happen to be using watercolors and end up destroying your canvas you can rectify the mistake by using water spray. It may sound bogus but the only way to ensure that the painting is not destroyed in general to make sure that you cover the rest of the canvas with a masking tape to ensure that there is no right painting that is destroyed.
Another method that you can use to overcome the mistakes is the use of this means that you can be able to correct the parts that were over painted.
Being an artist and having an art block is very normal the only thing that makes a unique artist is how you overcome the art block.
The first thing to factor in is to ensure you take the block positively yes I mean you have to be happy about it, you may have painted canvases upon canvases for weeks, and you were doing great but all at once you end up hitting a brick wall this means that you did not become empty what it means is that it is time to start exploring new ideas and styles of painting this can be the break that you were waiting for.
If you are a professional artist the good thing to do first is to go to the local art community center by doing this you will have the ability to see what others are doing and come up with ideas
You can call your friends to an event, or you can park an event with your friends through this you can be able to overcome the art block by sketching what you find interesting on the way.
The other thing is calling a fellow artist to your studio and let the artiste critique you hence he can help you improve first and then during the improvement you might find some inspiration that may lead you to paint new canvases.
Going to exhibitions is another way of overcoming the art block this is because you are able to see what people are painting and you can get new ideas from the art also by talking to the artist in the exhibitions may help you get inspired to paint new things.
Sometimes artist block may be due to boredom or just seeing the canvas for long you can just have a break and have a distraction like going swimming or playing football after some time you will be able to overcome the block.