April 20 2011 – Bedtime Doodles

April 20 2011

Bedtime Doodles

I doodled out this picture  last night before bed.  I love it and it is just screaming to be made in to an actual painting.  It reminds me of some sort of fantastical oceanic creature.  I have a perfect background for it, one of the cradled birch panels I have been making layers on.   

Below is the beginnings of the painting I began working on at 5am this morning.  Just thought I would quickly post this so I will have time to  get a layer of color on it before I have to leave for my day job.

Mornings seem to be my most alert and creative time and I have been getting up early to paint.  I can not think of a better way to start my day;  paint, coffee and silence.  What could be better?

I think I want to use watery acrylics to color the creature first before the detailing.  Maybe some reds, yellows and oranges.  Hmmm, who knows, I am just gonna roll with it.  🙂

Note: Am I the only one who sees a giant sperm in this?  May have to play with some of the details to get that image out of my head.