The Illusion of Spontaneity

Spontaneity in watercolor is and is not an illusion.  For the beginner, it looks spontaneous when you watch an adept painter at work.  For the beginner, you realize what is looking spontaneous is not because you cannot replicate what the adept creates.

Nearly everything requires practice – practice leads to skills that lead to mastery.  I should know this.  My problem is my impatience and my tendency to not focus.  In today’s world it is hard to find time to focus and means a deliberate choice to make time.  Rather than fritter away time putzing aimlessly on the internet, it is better to take that time to do something which will hone my skills a bit.

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