I am proud to report, I shaved nearly 45 minutes off my packing today by repeating some of yesterday’s routine. As Dr. John J. Medina, a well known molecular biologist once said, when acquiring new learning skills, it is best when you “Repeat to remember and remember to repeat“. Although the bicycle still needs help standing, packing and juggling was much less stressful.
My computer miraculously fixed itself. I think it just needed time to load all the large files and not have me push more buttons while in a state of distress.
As promised, the first day’s painting result is below. I painted the second phase this morning in hopes to gain enough information so I could complete the painting in studio. I use to finish all my paintings on location, but now I want to concentrate on composition and paint quality to develop more of a psychological approach to my work. My ultimate goal is to get the viewer to feel the same emotion as I did when I was compelled to paint the scene.
Most plein air painters don’t have time to develop this type of experimentation outdoors because they are too busy chasing the light while studio painters miss much of Nature’s display of natural colors by trying to paint outdoor scenes indoors. This is going to be a VERY INTERESTING journey for me.