I have to show off the finished Hippo, even though I said I was going to save the reveal for my show. So many have seen it already because I paint in a fishbowl!
I'm not sure how the rest of you out in art Blogdom work, but I am I kind of spiral painter. If you follow my blog at all, you see lots of starts all in a short period of time--then a lapse of time before I present a finish. Not only do I love spirals and put them in my art whenever, but I always have several pieces in process at once and work on them in a serial manner. I love that, because it gives me space from each work to consider the best way to proceed. Sometimes I work from a photo, but most often I paint with a subject in mind, but more intuitively about how the subject will be rendered. The subject, the composition, the materials all can speak to me so I know how continue on a piece. That sounds kooky, I know, but I don't know a better way to put it.