- I now realise that to read for hours about artistic matter is a sidetrack to actual practise; however, I am gaining knowledge but I must put this to practise lest I forget!
- I find my sketch book rather daunting to draw in. I should feel the opposite but I don't. I've started doing studies on canvas board and felt less confined physically, but more importantly in my mentality.
- I still need to rid myself of hesitance and throw myself whole-heartedly into projects; more research, preparation, careful consideration and observation. Sometimes I zone out, which is fine when out life drawing but not when I'm trying to learn from any given subject.
That just leaves my new personal mantra:
Everything now is not how it used to seem, but should be seen afresh.
Observe with the eyes of a curious child and study with the mind of a learned artist.
A visit to the Turner & The Masters exhibition is also in order!