Patrick: No More Gray

Today is a bit of a milestone in this painting. I’ve fully covered the entire painting with oil paint. YAY!

I still have a long way to go on this painting but I like to celebrate every bit I finish on it. Every single part is as important as any other and I want to do my best on every thing I work on. I feel these frequent celebrations are important and they keep my motivation high.

Next week I will have a lot of vacation time and I hope to devote a lot of my time to this painting. I’m even thinking about doing a marathon painting session. Something like 8 hours in one day, if I can keep the energy up for it, and as long as the quality doesn’t suffer.

What went well?

I covered the whole canvas with paint!

What didn’t go so well?

The last bit only took about 40 minutes to do and I didn’t have much motivation to start on another part of the painting so I’m going to move to some work on my website and my book.

What did I learn?

Celebrate the small stuff and celebrate the big stuff!

Session Details

  • Session: 2512
  • Work: 1575
  • Width: 30"
  • Height: 47"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
  • 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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