Here is a progression of my most recent painting Headwaters, 36" x 36". After doing a full charcoal drawing, fixed with retouch varnish, I began painting in the top left corner, working in a clockwise fashion from there. My biggest mistake was painting the rock face on the mid left too dark. It threw off the feeling of illuminated dark and I had to scrape out a days work and repaint it. Some swearing was involved, and faith that good things come with time. This idea of being your own harshest critic, and a willingness to undo work that has been done, is one of the least enjoyable parts of being an artist, but it is absolutely essential to producing your best work. I am happy with the results. This painting will be part of a solo exhibit called "Lit" at the Newburyport Art Association, opening April 17th at 6 PM.