Getting Lost in the Process
The bottom half of the diptych begins to take on a life of it's own as I paint in the submerged rocks and play of light over those rocks.
The process of painting, holding brush in hand, dipping it into the medium and applying to the canvas becomes all consuming. The smallest strokes as well as the largest, the combining of hues (that's color mixing) draws my focus and concentration to the moment. I am lost in this process. Putting the brush into the pigment and then watching it brush across the canvas to create line, shape and form is magical.
After several strokes of the brush, I step away, across the room to observe the progress. I paint fairly quickly at this stage working with light to dark and dark to light, paying close attention to the deeper, darker areas as well as the surfaces hit by sunlight.
Come back to see more in a few days.