I am seriously restless
I think I have a huge case of spring fever once again. Working away on two traditional watercolours paintings "Cascading Blooms" the climbing rose and "TBD" rhodo. Oh and a rather large landscape commission in acrylic that I cannot share with you yet (this is torment). And all the while dreaming of Arizona and the PACE (Plein Air Conference & Expo) in Tucson this April. I have already started my what-to-pack list.
Does this ever happen to you
When out of the blue I started thinking about poured watercolour paintings. Ok, not really out of the blue..I have to have a painting in progress to take to my talk at the Saint John Art Club meeting on March 24th. But I have so much inspiration! I honestly do not know where to start. I love my creative life and love that sometimes I am on inspiration overload and cannot seem to finish anything and then almost cannot start something new because I cannot choose...but have many paintings progressing.
I have an image in my mind of a series of seascapes hanging on one wall in a show. It's my around-to-it. Thinking that I may kick start that series I decided do a seascape as part of my poured painting demo. H: pouring paint does not create soft edges. Helpful hint: Clouds and water are soft and free-er with no hard edges. Unsure how this one is going to develop - I have my fingers crossed. The salvation is it could always become a mixed media painting. I always maintain there is nothing you cannot fix with acrylic paint (except maybe an oil painting).
And then I started another for the demo. My just-in-case painting. My backup plan so to speak. A safer subject. Once drawn out I realized this would be a real cool full sheet poured painting. Maybe for another day.