Trying to keep true to our motto and our recent experience that practice is everything, we decided to go out the very next day to paint a more challenging composition. Well… challenging it was.
And what this painting demonstrated is how even the ineffective results prove to be such learning and inspiring experiences. After this day, I had to travel away again and all the time I was on the plane, all I could think of was how I would have tried to change the perspective of this: remembering the horizon line, flattening out the rows of raspberry bushes, the garden, well actually repainting the whole scene.
What is redeeming though is that even these experiences of challenging scenes and unsatisfying attempts teach so much and reinforce the idea of continuing to practice.