I mentioned last month that I wanted to do two paintings. I am very slow to get started. There, I've said it. I'm really not sure why it takes me so long to start. When I have a painting started, I work at it a little bit at a time. It's good to step back and assess what you've done. But it seems to take me quite a while to get started. It's as if I have some great mountain to climb and I think about the journey but never get out on the trail and start the journey. I suppose one of the things that presents an obstacle for me is that I started to makes sketches of what I want to paint a year or so ago if I have a specific idea in mind. It is not my favorite part of the process. I could compare it to eating your vegetables first, that is if you dont' like vegetables? But it is a learning experience and it is needed as it helps to see the value in the painting before I embark on the color. I keep telling myself the more I sketch the better I'll get. I'm not sketching very much so I'm not getting much better. I keep thinking back to my posting about habits. If I could sketch each day that would be wonderful. Finding the time is the real challenge.