($40.00...6" x 6"....Water Soluble Oils on Gessobord)
In this piece, I deliberately put myself on a time constraint in order not to "over think" every decision. This is becoming a trend in stepping up your progress. Of course, it is also beneficial to go slow and be very intentional, but if you mix up your practice time with both approaches, they will eventually even out into a smooth flowing revelation of your artistic voice.
Just think about the number of reality shows that also employ this "timed effect" to challenge the participants. Programs like "Chopped" or "Design Star" both have the "timed" element in the mix. And what this does is force you to bypass your comfort zone and get out of the habit of over thinking the process.
Even if you do not like the end result of a "timed" challenge, it will help you to spot your weak points immediately. You can then go back and work slowly to overcome your weakness and then try it again. Eventually it will get you where you want to go and you will have some very nice spontaneous elements in your work that would not have otherwise been there. So I encourage you to give it a try. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.
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