While painting a ton of complex stuff today I realize my current lack of focus.
Over the 5 years of doing art daily I have realized that the one thing that without a doubt will always turn out a good piece is focus. If I’m focused and really observing, constantly in the moment, then all goes spectacularly well.
Today’s session didn’t go super bad but while painting some complex stuff I felt like I was really phoning it in. My values are off a bit and the color isn’t what I want it to be, plus some of the drawing is a bit sloppy…
I keep thinking that on the next pass, in which I will go over this entire painting again, I will fix all my current mistakes and it will be easier due to the somewhat accurate under layer of paint. I just hope that my ability to focus better will come back by that time.