The plan at the beginning of 2013 was that every Monday, I would post a painting “inspiration.” Every Thursday, I would post how I interpreted the inspiration. I decided to do this to keep myself painting, to strengthen how I go from an idea to a painting, and to give myself permission to play and try new things. Because I’m adjusting to a new work schedule, that plan has changed a bit. I’m still taking an “inspiration” and translating it into a painting, but the process is much more step-by-step.
For the rest of year, I’m taking my inspiration from the great ideas you sent me. The first inspiration is AUTUMN. Here’s how she looks so far.
She may not look much different from how she looked on Monday, but I’ve worked on her quite a bit. This is the point where I start making her hair and clothing and face. I paint, and then I change my mind. I paint, and then I change my mind. I keep fussing with her…sometimes a short process, sometimes a long process…until I think it’s okay.