a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility
be situated or kept in a particular place
This is my second attempt at gouache painting with a focus on improving my value recognition, shape containment and edge control. I felt I had a bit more success with this one and I’m reasonably happy with the result but I’ve still got a way to go to fully grasp each of these concepts.
Ideally I’d like to get to the point where I can, with some confidence, apply and leave each mark I make on the surface in it’s original form, maintaining the vitality and expressiveness in each brushstroke rather than constantly reworking and correcting as I go – and in the process dulling down its life and spontaneity.
While perfection is of course unattainable – we’ll never really be completely happy – I can at least strive to bridge the gap with time, practice and refinement of technique and approaching exercises such as this with a clear goal in mind helps to keep the focus on the process, rather than the product, which is where I am trying to keep my headspace at the moment.