April 20 2011
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.