I have decided to post and ponder my process with everyone. I think too often we want to only show our 'best', 'completed', 'finished' selves...and hey, who is EVER really there!!!? So I am going to post my process and see if anyone out there can give me any help, feedback, etc. Surely I have problems "such as are common to man".
So today I am looking at the sketches that I do to 'get to know' subjects before I attempt to paint them. Man, I can do the loosest, "spirit of the subject" drawing when I am scrawling in my journal with my cheap Bic pen (love those cheap Bic pens!!), and then I try to retain that spirit when I paint...and it's "tighten up city" for me. I love love love just staying in the "shape" realm...triangles, squares, rectangles...and I feel that all of that looseness really gets at the 'sense' of the thing.