Josef Albers — German Artist born on March 19, 1888, died on March 26, 1976

Josef Albers was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century... (wikipedia)

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
When we are honest - that's my saying - if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others.
Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.
I prefer to see with closed eyes.
Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely.