Leaf Study with Bird-Painting #103

 3 x 8 in. Oil on board 6/27/2016

Everyday I write the book.

I need to train myself to paint directly more often. That’s what I don’t get to practice as much in my paintings that require many layers. The chance to hone in on the initial brushwork in as few strokes as possible. I used a palette knife as well. Playing with green to learn it better and acquire stronger landscape skills. Took a while to start to understand how things needed to proceed (and the light changed often!) but I learned a lot while painting it and that’s what’s necessary. Growth..

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