Sooo I have to say I have a sort of fear of painting. I just have it drilled into my mind that drawing is the basis of painting.. and I wont allow myself to paint because im not satisfied with my drawing. I wanna learn to paint in oil.. but im wondering if this whole idea I have is false. I know ateliers teach that one must learn to draw before painting. On the other hand I read the Harold Speed book where he recommends line and mass drawing be done simultaneously.. and im pretty sure mass drawing is kinda equivalent to painting. So is this thought I have kinda rediculous? Should I just pick up a brush, some paint, and a good book and just go for it? Or continue my casts and bargues for a while longer?