Yesterday I had a completely 'meh' day - in artistic terms and otherwise - and came across my first 'daily painting' dilemma: to post, or not to post, when you're not happy with what you've created? I've decided my policy (for now) is not to post. The key thing is to paint, right...? That's how it seems to me.
Today I had to get away from the gouache and fruit and did some drawing instead. I'm working my way through Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workbook, and this was Exercise #10, transferring a drawing of my hand from the picture plane on to paper. I felt a bit rushed the whole time - worried perhaps that Nina would wake? - and I'm not thrilled with the result.
But what a good exercise for learning to see value. I will return to it . Even if I'd rather not.