Finish From A Distance by Nicholas Wilton | Mar 19, 2017 | 2 comments When working on a new body of work, I try to start my paintings by first putting in the larger shapes and then using those as a guide going forward. How do you start a new piece? Cynthia Lee thank you, as always for sharing your process. I am LOVING the other painting! Susan Sorrell Hill Your videos are always so helpful and come from such a grounded perspective, Nicholas. I’d love to hear your take on getting through all of the varied and necessary steps (besides the actual painting part) that it takes to complete a painting: assembling stretcher bars and panels, stretching and priming supports, cleaning brushes and tools, wiring, varnishing. I often get overwhelmed by the number of steps and sometimes find myself procrastinating or blocked completely, waiting for that mystical surge of energy that will get me over the preparatory “humps” to the actual painting part. I know it needs to be a Zen thing (Present to every moment and step of the process), but it’s definitely one of the major places that I get slowed down. Any thoughts on this subject would be much appreciated!