From the start of this painting I had in mind an idea that I could use the paint expressively to describe the lumpy-ness of this beautiful quince.
And I had a rough picture in my head of how it would look when it was finished.
Still, as I was starting, at the top of my mind were thoughts of past paintings where I’d tried to paint more expressively, to create texture with the paint, and pretty much fallen flat on my face.
Mostly because I’d lost the form and the accuracy of the drawing.
So what do you do when you want to paint more loosely and expressively?