|Bright Eyes, Graphite, Work in Progress, 6 x 8"|
|E. L., Graphite, 6 x 8", Thirty Minute sketch that took an hour plus.|
|Oasis, oil, 6 x 6" detail of shades of green. Work in Progress,|
I have gone back to my old ways of painting when I painted slowly, deliberately, leisurely with no pressure to finish. I'm working in small areas and taking lots of breaks to clear my head and refresh my viewpoint by going about my life's routines. I am in no hurry. My experience: hurrying leads to worrying. I want my balance back.
A balanced life doesn't make you a master craftsman, famous or wealthy. It does make you happy, if you love a smorgasbord that includes time with family, time with friends, time at the easel, time at the drawing board, walks in the woods, cycling, reading, movies and even writing a blog every now and then.