Day 5: Going Down the List

Just about every painting goes down the usual list of progressions:

As of this aftenoon, I’m at Stage 3. But never fear — I’ll most likely poke and daub and claw myself over to Stage 5 in a few days. I remember watching the great landscape painter, Clyde Aspevig, doing a plein air demonstration for our class. At one point he turned around and said, “This is where a beginner would quit. But I know how to fix this!”

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