Don't know why this 'transition' is affecting me, but it is.
I'm stepping from pencil drawing to painting.
Feels like jumping off of a high-dive.
I feels like this because I've been working intensely with pencil drawing these past three years.
And now, I'm jumping into oil and acrylic painting, starting back at ground zero, literally. When I observe my new painting teacher paint with my brush so easily, I try to do the same thing, and I'm all thumbs.
I hope that one day I can improve - but right now -- I only see in my mind what I want to paint, and I lack proficiency with the painting medium to transfer the images from my mind onto the canvas - I'm really just all thumbs.