This is my still life set up for day three. I'll continue working on this 9x12 inch painting tomorrow afternoon in the final hours of this great 4-day workshop. Qiang Huang is the most thoughtful painter I know as well as an excellent communicator, both in words and writing. Before Qiang makes a stroke on canvas, he has fully evaluated the color value, the hue, the intensity, and whether the color is transparent or opaque and then he places it exactly where he wants it.
I go through times of painting by "intuition" and many times I get lucky with the result but I think it is time for me to be more thoughtful. I may be posting small (thoughtful) studies for some time to come.