The recharge of inspiration
I sketched it out on a canvas on Friday evening and decided to leave it for Saturday. After spending hours on a commission, I felt like it was time for some fun. In the last second, I decided to make an abrupt change of course.
I had an old pine board box in the studio that was no longer serving a useful purpose. I decided to take it apart in hopes that someone could use the wood for other projects. In a flash, I got the idea of using one of the panels as my canvas. I quickly sketched out Charles Darwin again, set the board on the easel and did a Facebook Live video of my first hour of painting.
This is how the painting looked after the video was done.
This is how the painting looks now, after several hours of work after dinner.
What a unique piece. It is also my first painting on pine board since 2014. I quite loved the process and the warmth of the portrait set against the pine.
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When I take the time to pursue a creative urge, a flash of inspiration, the result is a feeling of renewal and belief in possibility.