The challenge of painting an object that is one color is daunting. So first I mixed my darks, medium and light colors and made test dabs to make sure they were the right value ( using my red value viewer). Then I squinted to find the value shapes, loaded the brush and used as few strokes as possible to create a shape.
Once I figured out how to do it. I needed to practice, practice practice.
What I have learned so far:
It is better to spend time preparing and mixing paint then it is to actually apply paint. We should be called "Mixers" not painters. We spend the least amount of time actually painting.
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