I’ve been enjoying the challenge of these painting exercises. Painting the same image on three canvases simultaneously forces me to keep the brush moving and not dwell on perfection with each stroke.
I was layering the paint and seeing how this affects the colors—blending in dark and light to make edges and highlights. Watering the paint down into a wash made it behave like a watercolor. My brush control and confidence are improving; this exercise helps me shed the perfectionist mindset and play with the paint.