I tried to keep my brushstrokes loose today. I've taken a hard look at my painting style. I didn't do this on purpose and this wasn't my intention but it just sort of happened and I questioned everything. I found a painter whose work inspired me so much that I wanted to go in a totally new direction. This lasted a painful two days. So instead of changing what I like to paint which is still lifes, I decided to change one thing and that is to paint looser. For those interested in whose work I'm referring to, it's Connie Hayes at http://conniehayes.com.