W is for Watercolour

Not as easy as it looks. As an intermittent artist, progress is slow. Not surprisingly, having a full time life which keeps getting things added to do, means it is not really possible to focus on any one thing. But that is nowhere near my biggest failure….

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This partially stems from having a bit of a butterfly mentality, a constant sense of wonderment, and a nagging feeling that most of my file is behind me.

Despite this sense of not having enough time, I still manage to waste some. The phrase effective time management is overused and under done. It’s all about practice.

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I tend towards smaller watercolours, time and resources better served that way. The end product is hampered by a lack of talent, and a lack of understanding of how watercolour really works. Book learning is fine up to a point, YouTube has a lot of free tutorial demonstrations, but one day I will have to invest in some human tuition. Or Not.

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Some sources claim, or have made up a cool yet scary sounding number, that just ten thousand hours of practise separates the novice from the expert.

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So I checked the average life expectancy for a male my age, and adjusted for a few lifestyle and employment factors. I then checked again, as the first time round suggested I died a couple of years ago. Following the maxim of, third time’s a charm, didn’t make it much better. The only sensible option was to declare that set of calculations a complete load of bollocks, and ignore it.

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I am simply accountable to me, but would like to get better at this painting lark. Ten thousand hours better? No. Just better, possibly. Am I going to judge myself against anyone else?

Why would I?

Till next time folks…..

 

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