In case you hadn’t been aware, I like to work on several paintings at a time. Keeps things fresh. When something starts “growing hair” as I like to say, it’s time to put it aside and pick up another painting. The kite is sitting pretty, or actually, pretty ugly, on one easel because I need to revamp the clouds and do something better with the leaves. And last time I painted on it it got worse. Stuff like that keeps me up at night wondering if I can ever paint again.
So this morning at 3:30 I was up and working and switched to the Harpy Eagle that’s been menacing me for weeks now. I keep correcting and correcting and changing the pose and trying to figure out why the head looks like Bart Simpson’s and after wrestling with it I think it’s pulled itself together. And now it’s time to knock off for the night and start over again tomorrow.