Look at your favourite artists and whatever else that you’ve done to prepare for these days.
On a slightly different note, I have been experimenting with different styles (see above) of abstract and I have to say, one of the hardest parts about painting is when you are learning something new. To further explain, you see an artist that you like, you study and try to copy it. You suck at it. You then proceed through the garbage, waste and toil until you come out on the other end (hopefully) a better man.