The first brushstrokes are often your best. When blocking in a painting… pause, stand back and resist the urge to move on straight away and cover them up. Don’t underestimate your first marks as they tell the story of how the work was first created.
I like to think of an oil painting as an archaeological site… each layer revealing something about the process, unravelling the story of what it is to be human. So… trust those first marks. The first thing you do is usually right .
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