Lookin' At Ya
3"x5" oil on panel
I think many artists paint in their heads. They think about what it is they want to paint, and maybe even see the future painting in their heads. I do. I had a dream one time about how to re-do a painting I was having trouble with. I woke in the morning, did what I saw in my dream, and the painting sold almost immediately. I know, it doesn't always work that way, and many times what is in our heads is not what appears on the canvas, panel, paper. Lately I am trying to keep things simple in my head, but what appears on the canvas is not what I am thinking of....yet. It just needs to simmer, and brew in my mind for a while until I'm ready to really understand and put it into practice.