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!

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