Today, I spent a good bit of time in my studio and worked on three different paintings. First, this little sketch, where I just had fun playing with color and working rather fast.
Then, I worked on the commissioned piece, which is progressing nicely. I asked myself why it is that it takes me so much longer when I paint something specific for someone else. And think it's because I switch from the creative to the analytical part of my brain - I think too much because I want it to be perfect! And then, of course, it takes longer. However, I want it to look great, so I do take more time for it! I should have it done in the next day or two.
And lastly, I decided what to paint on the larger background I had prepared (you can see it here). I stared at it forever and finally, I just took a charcoal pencil and started drawing an outline. Sometimes I just have to make a quick decision and go with it, otherwise the possibilities are too endless for me!
So, three different paintings, and three different processes. I find that fascinating! Do you have similar experiences?
Wishing you all a most wonderful Sunday!!
P.S. Head on over to Daniel's blog if you want read his latest story and illustration about his beginnings as an artist...