Break it down

Take a large task and break it down into smaller tasks will increase your chances of getting it done. This has been a recurring theme in my life lately.  A great example of this happened yesterday at the gym. I am wicked out of shape and if I were told to do 50 ring dips, 100 push ups, and 150 squats it would never get done. Yet it did because I was told to do 10 rounds of 5 ring dips, 10 push ups, and 15 squats. I try to apply this to all aspects of my life. I always have multiple paintings going at a time and I will flit between them during my work time. I do this so I can get more done, while the paint is drying on one I am working on the next and so on. I find this increases my enjoyment in painting as well. When I come back to a painting I get to see it with fresh eyes and often think of new possibilities while I am away from it.

I would love to hear how you break things down in the comments.

Water Miscible Oils

I really enjoy oil paint. That being said I don’t really paint in oils. This is because I am not a fan of the solvents and rarely is my workspace equipped with the proper ventilation. I aspire to do more work outside but that lends to it’s own set of issues not the least of which being dependant on the weather and my skins complicated relationship with the sun.

Now though (probably before now but I just got around to really looking into it) Water Miscible Oils are not just a thing. They are a professional grade, works just like regular oils yet cleans up with soap and water when wet kind of a thing. I will have to start squirreling away some funds and time to experiment with them and see if I dig them as much as I suspect I might.