Deja Vu. Ever have it?
That funny familiar feeling? Spidey senses? Well this is one of those stories. I was organizing my photos awhile back and came across a series of climbing rose photos. One in particular caught my attention and so I ordered prints. I eagerly sketched the flowers out, planned my paint and started to work.
As I got close to the where I am now show in the photo, I started to have Deja Vu in a big way. Something very familiar was going on. The centre of the large rose feels so familiar. I then went to check my inventory list of paintings and found “Height of Summer”. Oops, same reference material – different orientation – and I am halfway through.
So I made the decision to stay with it. I like it and have already invested so much time.
When I plan a painting I use a test sheet with colour samples and label the colours. This helps me return to the piece should I take a break. Quite often I do. Get half way through a painting and start another one. Actually start several. I cannot help it. Then I come back to it to finish the first one. That is where I am with this now. And I have set a deadline to finish it.