I had this painting sitting in a corner for awhile. When I first started it, I liked the colors so much that I didn't know what to do next. Everything seemed interesting, so I didn't want to cover anything up. Classic.
When I finally got sick of looking at it and decided to work on it again. "That's just how I roll."
Anyway, as I was painting, not only was I happy with how it was turning out, but I realized 2 other things:
- I am so much better at mixing colors now. Not only it takes me less time (and paint!) to get the shade I want, but I'm also more comfortable doing it. Sometimes I put the paint straight from the tube on the brush and mix it directly on the canvas.
- I'm holding my brush differently. I feel more at ease now, like I have my own way to hold the brush.
That might sound like small details, but it's not. It was somewhat of an "a-ha" moment for me.