I kind of have a handle on the watercolours, I can largely predict what it's going to look like when I lay hand to brush, I can pretty much judge where I am headed. My technique, of course, is still flawed, but I do feel somewhat in control.
Oils...ditto, though it has been years, I have done enough I could largely pick it up.
Acrylics though? Kinda like jumping off a swing at that moment when your body lifts clear. The swing is starting to fall, but you're still going up....and you give a bit of a kick and let go...and it is such a long way down and you feel, for an hour that moment that your flying, and sometimes you land beautifully, and sometimes you stumble and fall.
whew, I am still not really sure whose driving.
I've got four paintings on the go....the big yellow one, I have looked at for a while, and there is only one small thing I am going to do with it and it's done...a bit of serendipitous blessing that one....a sweet landing so to speak.
The red and blue one...I also like it, but it is not quite there, I haven't seen where it needs to go....
The blue and orange is a disaster, though youngest still says I am being too harsh...I moved faster than I could think about where I wanted to move, if you follow me, and now it and I are lost...wandering idly through the mush....we'll see if I can rescue it.
I did one the way I was told, and I am reworking a previous theme I tried in watercolour and I am not happy with....we'll see how it turns out...no photos....too lazy, and I remain somewhat diffident about that one...we'll see if it charms me in the end.