I have finally started working larger. It was time to explore my landscapes on a new scale. The larger size allows me to loosen up a bit and have a wider range of mark making. I am still using a painting knife regularly, but I now incorporate brushwork as well. These can no longer be “alla prima” paintings and now I must readjust my work habits to paint in multiple sessions. This means planning more carefully how the surface is built so that I can allow for adequate drying time. This also means putting an unfinished painting aside for a week. The downside is the anxiety I feel about just wanting to finish the thing. The upside is that it forces me to sit back and take more time evaluating the painting in progress. Transitioning into a new way of working is always challenging, but that which is challenging always inspires growth.