When deciding what to paint, sometimes I have too many ideas at once and get overwhelmed, so I try to keep an ongoing list of the ideas. However, sometimes the list just doesn’t inspire me, so instead I peruse the internet, read artsy blogs, or go through some of my books. On one such uninspired day, while looking at Facebook, I saw a picture of my friend’s cat, Rico, whose eyes are captivating and really caught my attention. She had posted a variety of pictures of him so I studied each one to gather details.
This is one of those rare paintings that came together quickly, and I was quite happy with the results. That almost never happens, and sometimes I struggle for days at a time and still not get it right. Rico’s mom, Joan, liked the painting and she said Rico did too because he sniffed at it. How about that – a sniff of approval 😺
Just curious – How do you get inspired and how do you keep your ideas straight? TGIF, and have a great weekend!