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Often it’s the work that goes unseen that takes the most time

Often it’s the work that goes unseen that takes the most time and brings the greatest benefits in the long run to my paintings. This underdrawing of an Eastern Screech owl has taken most of today and will be completely covered over with glazes of oil paint, but the peace of mind that comes from starting a painting knowing where everything goes is worth every moment spent on it. (Also he looks pretty feisty so I definitely don’t want to make any mistakes with him )

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