After a week dedicated to mainly sketching and studying hands, It was so wonderful to pick up the brushes and squeeze out the oils today and really get into painting! Oh how I missed my paints. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy learning new skills and as an artist it's so important to improve ones knowledge and ability, without my week of study, I would not have been able to have created what I did today. With this lesson learnt, I've decided that it's hugely beneficial for my practice to have a week studying, followed by a week painting. Do you spend time studying your craft?