I’d been working for a week on a painting I started 10 years ago. For the last 3 days I painted non-stop. Loli asked why I sanded what I’d already painted, wondering why the same colour would need to be repainted and sanded several times. Then my sister came along and quipped ‘why don’t you use a bigger paintbrush?’
The reason for all the hard work of painting large areas with a small paintbrush is that I don’t want a flat, uniform mass of colour. I like looking close-up at the painted layers, and the shimmery effect of the subtle texture.