I just tried another still lifeâ€”a white flower in a white vase and white backgroundâ€”the first time (Sunday) with a mix of brush and knife, the second mostly just knife. Have to admit, I think the second one is better. But oneâ€™s thinking gets clearer each time too.
Iâ€™m realizing that I want to stay focused on just color and shape and not get hung up on the subject matter. The knife helps with that because itâ€™s so darn clumsy!
I’m starting to get the idea behind doing lots and lots of small studies–instead of big ambitious pieces–at least for now. More experimentation, more mileage, yeah, yeah, I heard it for years and thought I got it before!