How Long

While drawing or painting I often get asked by observers 
"How long did it take you to make that ?"

At first it seems like a simple question but then like many other 
things, nothing is simple when it comes to art. 

Picasso  answered that same question with an answer something 
along the lines of "a lifetime". 
It most certainly did take a lifetime of practice. 

Practice to the point that the work is effortless the result is assured and convincing.