Two Logs and a Bush, G.A. Durkee
In this excerpt from his book "Expressive Oil Painting", George Allen Durkee demonstrates each step in this painting while talking about balancing intention with intuition.
"Paintings seldom turn out the way you think they will. Balancing intention with intuition is going into the unknown while taking along what you know. As you paint, let a part of you stand back and observe without judgment. Let go of expectations. There may be a stage of chaos where the canvas looks nothing like the subject you are painting, and you may think, This is not going to work."