Last night I was inexplicably tired. I didn't have the energy to start a new commission project, but I had enough to try something fun and different.
This bug caught my eye on a farm south of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Something about its simplicity really grabbed my attention.
I changed the image on my phone to black and white, then brought it into a program that overlays a grid. Holding the phone in one hand, I sketched with the other. This was the third painting this week done without a photo reference that I had printed out. Here is the result.
There is inspiration everywhere. It is so lovely to take the time to respond to it.