This bowl is a bear. I am trying to do my "welcoming with affection" all things, including the bowl, but I admit to gritted teeth. Also, I used a 3/4 inch flat brush so I couldn't manage too much detail. I understand now that the wide brush makes you first grasp the desired shape in your mind and with practice all the correct shapes fall together to make the form. "Fall" is the operative word, which requires an overview of the relationships of parts. Am still liking the black gesso.