I found this a while ago
I think it applies to art also
i've seen european videos so I think you'll
be able to see it
I looked up Eric he has a very refined style
so many small lines in many layers
it reminds me of wood grain and the chattering of varnish
being drawn as grass ..
it looks like he'd at home doing lithographs too.
I found the white horse from terry prathertts stories
"its not a white horse is, its what a horse be"
maybe you have the first layer
time for a 2nd about the first?
its always too to let it dry before the next
they're in the drying stage
you're doing great if they've hit the ugly stage
to me that means its ready for the next thing to happen
and the ugly stage happens a few times when i'm painting
one secret i remember from a teacher (grade school ?)
if its heavy good quality water color paper
and since you are working with water colors ,
you can gently wash it off - Grin!
we'd put it on stretchers wet to start,
and that would make it stable when wet.
if it wasn't tight enough when it dried
and a spritz form the back
and it would dry tight as a drum .
the paper was not considered trash unless
you poked a hole thru it .
since i was just practicing it didn't hurt to redo a painting
better yet you can take pictures and then wash it
and be able to pull it up on the computer
instead of keeping a stack so you can see the progress.
document it so you can learn from your work~
you might find something you make a year ago
after you look at it again after the other paintings.
like ira says you know what is good
it just takes time to get to the level where you can
make it look like what you know is good.