Slow down. That is what I'm trying to do today. At least that is what's called for in this latest commissioned painting of Mount Shasta.
I started fast with acrylic paint.
Mount Shasta - work in progress © Antonia Ruppert
But the current layer of oils on top of the acrylic called for deliberate, steady and slow brushwork.
I stepped back and squinted too.
I remember how one of my instructors, Clayton J. Beck III, at the Palette and Chisel Art Academy in Chicago, explained that he slows down as he gets closer to completing a painting.
Are you slow and deliberate in your work or are you full-speed ahead? If you usually speed through a task, try slowing down(it might just work).
Before I go - my Colorado pre-sale of paintings has been extended to November 19th. I'm committed to creating paintings from my trip to Colorado. As a pre-sale, you are able to obtain these paintings for your collection for less than usual. See more here:
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