When I had my portfolio critiqued at this year's SCBWI conference in L.A. the main lesson that I came away with is that I need to loosen up. So, that's what I've been trying to do... let the paint be more... painty. I've reconciled with my old nemesis, masking fluid, and am experimenting with big, wet washes and splattering paint... and I'm having more fun painting than I have in a very long time.
What lessons have you learned this year about your artwork? What are you experimenting with in order to evolve the way you work? I'd love to hear your thoughts!