I’m retrying the previous image and spending more time on it. This painting turned out a bit better.

I’m on number 14 of these monochrome starts and monotony is starting to set in. I know that I need to do a lot of these to get proficient at them so I have to fight the urge to start something different.

Monochrome Start #14
Monochrome Start #14
Monochrome Start #14, setup


  • Session: 1644
  • Work: 1304
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 15"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
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One Response

  1. Yeah, there is a constant struggle with me to keep a large amount of variety in my life- diet, workouts, even writing. But then I recognize the benefits of sticking with something until the end. Sticking with swimming. Sticking to a routine meal plan. Finish my damn book before getting distracted with other ridiculous projects (that’s my favorite).
    Push through the monotony for now. If it gets too demotivating or frustrating, then pursue something different to just shake the hum-drum-ness.

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Chris 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."