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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Reaching

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Michelangelo(1475-1564)

I used the greater part of yesterday attempting to learn to Water Color paint I looked at instructional videos, and read articles. I looked at some pictures as well.

What I learned from watching, and learning, is that there isn't just one technique. I learned that unlike some other forms of art, patience is essential. The big picture must be taken into account. I learned to go slow, and draw out my plan. I now know to look in the shadows, see the white spaces.


My painting isn't finished yet, but it coming along. It is only my first attempt.