35 x 52" original oil in progress
This is a large painting. To work on it, I have to focus on small sections at a time or I get overwhelmed. I say I work on small sections at a time, but that is only partly true. I also have to keep the entire painting in mind...it's hard to explain. Let me try. It's like cooking a huge dinner. You cook one or two dishes at a time but you have the whole meal in your mind from the beginning; you make sure the flavors are going to work and dishes with different cooking times finish at the same time. What can I say? Painting is like cooking.
I look at this photo and see how far I have to go, but I will try instead to look at how much I've already done.
My brain is tired (but happy).