The inspiration continues. In a big way. This is the first time I've ever looked at a background and could clearly see the direction of the painting. Actually, not just where it was headed, but the final painting itself. I couldn't wait to get started and I worked fast.
It's my first time painting a face on canvas. It was harder than an art journal, as the texture was varied and the paint blended differently than my previous attempts. Good thing I like the imperfections, with distinct highlights and shadows. Practice, practice, practice. That's my plan and I can't wait. I'm starting a new job on Monday (after ten years in my current job!) and I have big plans. While this means longer hours and lots of travel in my immediate future, I'll start working part-time in about a month. I can't wait. There will be more time for painting play.