Your thoughts are focused, but the activity is not all-consuming mentally. It is not a heavy cognitively challenge. For me, it’s relaxing…There are no rules. You can do a color chart however you want.
The morning light would be fleeting so I took a bunch of photos to capture that instant. NOTE: that’s not “cheating”. You can take photos. Use all the technology you want. 🙂
He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.
When the brushes used for calligraphy were completely worn out, artists wrapped them in silk and buried them in a beautiful place.
American watercolorist, John Singer Sargent frequently painted en plein air from a gondola in the water rising and falling in the canals of Venice.
It you feel the ice cold snow in your boots, you know you are in the right place. This is the mindset of a “plein air” painter.
It was almost a “hair-stand-on-end” moment …the boisterous crowd, talking and jostling, and then the passion of the French peasants, laborers, and countrymen captivated by the animated storytelling of the narrator.