This is a new picture I'm working on when I can squeeze in a few free moments.
I love reading old painting instruction books because the authors are always so opinionated and serious. Here's my latest favorite quote: There is a big difference between "pretty art" and beautiful art. Pretty art is usually not profound, not truly studied or true to the beauty of nature. It usually consists of pretty colors...but they do not belong in the category of art. To be profound-- and beautiful-- a work of art must be based on truth with little, if any, compromise. - Andrew Loomis
I totally disagree!