Sometimes a change in scenery can lead to a creative burst or a new way of looking at things. This weekend brought a change of scenery for me. I got to spend some time doing all the things I love. I went for a little hike with my love, decorated for the holidays, cuddled up watching movies with my family, and went to a remodeled museum.
We were cuddled up on the couch watching holiday when I decided to rethink a painting composition. I grabbed the popcorn and the peppermint sticks. For about a week I had been looking at a composition with the peppermint sticks and a silver cup. Not loving the composition I didn’t feel pressed to paint.
I set up a second option I had tossing around in my mind, an espresso cup, saucer, and a stovetop espresso pot. This composition presented me with a visual puzzle. The handle on the espresso pot is black. I wanted to paint it against a black background. Visual problem. Well, I solved that problem by not painting it! lol This is what I decided to work on instead.
There is still work to be done but I needed a little break. Thank you so much for following me painting journey.