More progress on this latest one…

work-in-progress, oil on canvas 16x20

work-in-progress, oil on canvas 16x20

This is moving along very smoothly and rather quickly even though it still has quite a ways to go. I can tell it will be one of those paintings that retains its spontaneity and conveys a sense of confidence. Hesitation is something to be avoided when painting, put down confident brush strokes and your painting will exude confidence. There is nothing worse than a finished painting that looks “unsure” of itself, as if the artist were not confident of their ability to put the paint down the way they wanted to. Confidence comes from practice, from knowing how form, value and color will interact and using that knowledge as a tool to make your work say what you want it to say. There is no getting around it, the more you practice the stronger (and better) your work will get.

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