According to Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers it takes 10 000 hours of practice to become really good at anything. Talent or high IQ is of lesser importance that just plain grit, patience, endurance. I find that inspiring, because it means “I can do it” if I just keep at it. So now I am working hard, doing works that may not be art, but exercises that can lead to something. These four little pieces are from Arild. The coastal paintings are my main focus, the one of the fields was just a little insignificant test, maybe to prove that I am not a landscape painter (yet). Each piece is 12 x 20 cm, oil on plywood.