Daisies Monochromatic and Deliberate Practice

Slowing down and being methodical with my work is sometimes very hard. This painting would have progressed faster if I had taken my time and been careful with the placement of the basic shapes. Unfortunately I was forced to almost start over after an hour into the painting.

Deliberate practice is paramount. I could paint or draw the rest of my life without any considerable increase in skill, if I do not practice deliberately. I must analyze my work, see the issues, then correct them. If needed I must redo the same work multiple times to correct the issues. It is so easy to work constantly ignorant of bad habits repeated over and over. The only cure is to seek out the unwanted habits and systematically eradicate them.

The Setup

deliberate practice is paramount to becoming a great artist

The Subject


Session Details

  • Session: 900
  • Work: 741
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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