Three more beach blocks from yesterday. They are tiny, so I'm using small brushes, nothing bigger than 1/2 inch angled, and as small as 3/0 for some of the work. Tiny brushes never wear very well for me...seems i'm always replacing them...their tips get all bent out of shape. I am taping off the edges of these blocks with painters tape. This allows me to stay loose, because the biggest issue about painting small is the tendency to paint tight. i dont want that. I start each one from a reference, but quickly let it speak to me; changing the shapes, and colours ...I'm after the feeling not the detail.
I'm listening to Life of Pi on audio book while i painting. I saw the movie a number of weeks ago. Then I really wanted to read the book, but knew i wouldn't have time, so audio is the solution for me. It's well written, enlightening, deep and such an unusual story...really enjoying it.