Layer 6 is bringing me closer and closer to the painting I have in my mind. How exciting to watch it appear on the canvas. I am feeling like I am getting a few steps away from completion. I still want to add depth and richness without losing the freshness of line and the transparency of color.
It is funny, there is this zone I slip into when I do my best painting. Most artists talk about reaching this zone, in fact I think this is why we paint. To feel that effortless joy is amazing. If there was only a key to unlock the door to this special place. It is hit or miss, usually I get there by doing lots of painting. I find that if I center on joy that I reach the zone much more easily and quickly.