Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Path to Discovery

It's almost the end of the term 
and I'm happily seeing positive results!

At first, I resisted the whole idea of doing a drawing using straight lines
and "a body bag" before painting the figure.  
I found it tedious and thought it would take away some of my 

Now, I can see the benefits of slowing down 
to get the drawing correct by measuring.  
 That way, when I start to paint, 
I can focus on finding the correct colors and values. 
It's actually more freeing!

I've always wondered why some folks take classes/workshops
and resist doing the lessons presented. 
Letting go of preconceived "truths" 
is an essential path to discovery in painting! 

(And life in general, I think!) 

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