I’m sure each artist has their own tried and trusted methods and I can just share what works for me:

  • Try not to start working on the canvas before working it out in the mind.
  • Observe the subject to the point where you know what started or stirred the emotion (it could be the light or a reflection or bits of color or a combination).
  • Decide on the result you are looking for. Think about the method;  don’t rush into it.
  • Consider  past failures and successes. For me, this part of the process is only done when the “inspiration or idea or emotion” moves to a solid place in my mind. Then starting on the canvass becomes a great opportunity to catch a moment.

“One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one’s capacity”.

– Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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