Choose your canvas carefully,
not too large it might swamp you,
not too small so your vision spills from the sides.
Measure it, carefully, then study its texture.
Find all the bumps, irregularities
and note them down
so you can take extra care. You may
even wish to make them a feature,
and if not, then certainly don’t let them hinder
Next, you must sketch out your idea,
adding to it once you’ve gotten used to each part.
Once it’s all clear to you,
you can add colour, add certainty.
Gently layer it on.
When the piece is finished, step back
and know that everyone will view it differently,
with no opinion weighing more than another.
Be proud of it, and let it show.