“Perfect Patience” 4×4, oil on canvas Buy Now

Great Blue Herons are painfully patient. They’ll stand still in shallow water waiting for the perfect fish to swim by. And when it does, they seize their moment with a speed that always surprises me. They are patience but not hesitant. 

I think that’s the lesson for me this month. I’ve got some bigger paintings brewing but they need some time. I just can’t produce one a day without sacrificing something important. The whole secret to these painting a day challenges has been to always have something small, familiar, and meaningful to return to time and time again. It prevents me from stalling and from rushing.