I walk fast.
I talk fast.
I eat fast.
I work fast.
With my sides hurting recently, I was told by my physical therapist to slow down. Oh, and to remember to breathe too.
It took me a week or two to realize what those instructions really meant.
Slow down and breathe. I repeat to myself as I move about my day.
I've been taking a watercolor workshop with an instructor who paints in a completely different way than I have ever experienced before.
First she starts with the darks.
She rarely does sweeping washes.
After about an inch of paint, she changes color.
She is slow.
Her paintings are luminous.
Her advice: look 3 times, think twice, paint once.
|Starting with the darks|
It took several weeks for me to catch on to her methods.
So now I will repeat it to myself again.
Look 3 times.
Check out Leslie Wilson's watercolors at her website: http://www.lesliewilson.net