This is the little number sitting on my easel right now. Just the bare bones. I've attached the dress, and figured out who I want her to be, "attagirl." Her name is stitched through the dress and canvas, so I'm ready to paint. But I'm miles away from figuring out where to go next.
People come to me at show asking about where I get all my great ideas. And there is nothing better than when a painting comes together almost intuitively. But sometimes the paintings just sit there, staring at me, and neither of us knows where to go next. This is one of those.
So what to do? The answer is always the same, get out to the studio and paint. Just paint. Often roadblocks drop away in the process, one brushstroke leads to the next, and finally her "voice" rings out. That's what I'm hoping for today. I'll post the finished piece before the weekend is over. How's that for a personal challenge? Send all the positive painting vibes you can, I think I'm going to need them!