making time to practice- patience
I'm currently working on the third version of one particular illustration for my book. Apart from preliminary sketches there followed a small study to help decide colours, composition and tonal values and then the full sized painting. On completing it I decided to have another attempt to see whether I could achieve a 'looser' background and generally improve on it, given what I've learned in the process. This has taken place over many hours, often waiting for washes to dry and I am fortunate to have the time. It has been enjoyable and a challenge, as a bonus I'm learning to be more patient.