an important factor in developing a painter’s skills. Here, I decided to challenge myself to the maximum. After painting a practice piece of the cattails, I noticed the light shifting across the lake. To lazy to grab another panel, I just wiped off my previous painting and started in. I let myself have 6 minutes to paint this piece. I was forced to stop thinking and let my natural instincts and my muscle memory take over. While the painting is no masterpiece, it was certainly a valuable exercise. Let those inhibitions go!