I am working on a new piece on watercolor paper, the largest for me so far at 15x22 inches. I wanted to take a picture of it at this stage with all the pretty papers that caught my fancy, because once I start painting on it, who knows what's still visible at the end... I thought you might enjoy seeing it at this stage as well.
I've been working on a few backgrounds (the rest of them in a 5x7 in. small format). With all of them I am at the stage of not knowing where they will take me. And with that comes the tiny thought: "What if I don't know what else to do with this? What if I've run out of ideas?" I have to admit that I have that thought before almost every new piece, but once I get into the flow of the art, the doubt disappears and is replaced by the joy of creating and a certainty of every next step that needs to be taken.
I don't know about you, but for me that is a good reminder for life in general (I tend to be quite the worry wort) - to just keep going with the flow and each next step will reveal itself in due time.
How about you? Do you all sometimes wonder if you know what to do with your next piece of art? Or is it always clear to you? Do you sometimes plan to take your painting in one direction and it ends up somewhere completely different?
Well, stay tuned for this one and several others as ignore that tiny thought and continue on...