When I am in the evaluation process of painting and taking a moment to observe what I have made, I find the paintings I appreciate the most are the unselfconscious ones. These are the paintings that look less controlled or ‘out of hand’. I wish I had a secret formula that I could follow to create art that is less self conscious but all I know is how to recognize when it happens. Because it feels like magic! The only secret I know is…………. the more frequently I am able to spend time in my studio painting the more likely this magic will occur.