You Gotta Start Somewhere

This week I’ve been reading oil painting instruction books, watching oil painting DVDs while walking on the treadmill and giving it my best shot.

Here is the set-up for an oil painting I’ve been working on. I took the reference photo of one of our daylilies last summer.

Free-hand sketching with a brush was fun. Not being committed to the shape and being able to adjust and refine as I went along was relaxing.

Here’s how she looked five minutes ago. Waiting for the oils to dry between layers offers much time for deliberation 🙂

We will not know,

Unless we begin…

–Howard Zinn

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