I spent the beter part of last night in the paint dungeon... I am putting the finishing touches on the new things for my show at grumpy's for art-a-whirl.
while I was working last night I kept thinking about something one of my teachers once said to me. I never took a painting class... but when I was going to tech school for advertising I did have to take a few mechanical drawing classes... which I hated. but... I did aquire some worth-while lettering skills. ... anyway I remember him looking over my shoulder and telling me my strokes (with my staedtler) were too timid. he said I was sneaking up on the letters instead of drawing them. every now and then I notice I do it in my paintings now... and as soon as I catch myself I try very hard to broaden my scope. and use another technique he taught me... squinting... to get the bigger picture... I like that as a life metaphor also. I try hard not to micro-focus and hope I am getting better at recognizing when I do it.