Taking stock and reassessing.

Slogging up the path  to the top of the knoll to have a good look around.



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From The Hill,

I’ll make some new discoveries and pare back to the core basics.

To what is important.

To the bare bones of what is needed to get the job done effectively.





Discoveries I’ve Made


Discovering that less is more.

…..this discovery takes time to sink in.



And its only after many, many  trips up the mountain overloaded with superfluous ‘stuff’  equipment and gear. Long after the exhaustion sets in.

The realisation sinks in.


All this “stuff” is  just plain tiresome.

I don’t need all those things that I thought I did.


I really only,  need,  The Basics.




Limited Palette

By limiting my palette to 3 colors,  I lighten my load.

Perhaps I’m even eager to go   CLIMB  the mountain again.


You know, Climbing 2 is hard work.





Less equipment. Less burden. Less overwhelmed.   Less frustration.

wow.   That sounds really good to me!



Materials – 

I’ve used 3 oil paint colors:

White, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt.

And,  then for a dash of texture and added depth – I whacked on a bit of  soft charcoal.



A limited palette of 3 colors liberates me.


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