This morning I read a Robert Genn letter and was so taken with his words that I decided to go out and give his exercise a try. Read the last paragraph in this letter and you will see. It was great. I painted rather rapidly and now am happy with the results.
Also, below is a quote from a book titled "The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny"
“I’ve been painting the wrong pictures. This won’t do anymore! One has to paint differently," Westcall said in a low voice, with a furrowed forehead. “All I’ve done is describe everything in exact detail—forms of the earth, plant growth, human figures, exactly as in nature—to be recognized.”
“But that’s good, isn’t it?” John remarked.
“No, it’s deceptive. We don’t see the world as a botanist who is at the same time an architect, a physician, a geologist, and a shop’s captain. Recognizing isn’t at all like seeing; the two often don’t even agree, and it’s sometimes a less effective way of determining what is. A painter shouldn’t know’ he should only see.”