A bit like travelling on a journey to a destination as yet unknown, but taking in everything along the way. Some things you like (probably the food in my case - oh and the wine), some things you don't (cold dull weather and extreme heat?). Immersing yourself in every minute of every day can be exhausting but if you allow yourself to take in the good stuff, the new and exciting seeds of ideas and then explore them it can lead to somewhere you only dreamt of.
And so it was with my last painting that I put on my brave pants and started this 60x60cm canvas. It actually already had a painting on it. It was one of the paintings that I started on Gerry Dudgeons course in the summer....here it is at the stage where I left it - actually hid in the corner of the studio.
Well it wasn't working for me and no amount of attempting to rescue it made me happy so I literally grabbed some white oil paint and added the highlights of a horse in motion - actually having a bit of a wild time.
From therein it was plain sailing!
So in summary I was in a place I didn't want to be, and I made an effort to get up and change it. The journey was full of luscious colour, pattern, energy, warmth and because I chose to paint a horse, I was in a comfortable place when I arrived at my destination.
If you don't like where you are have the courage to change it! And value the journey for that is where the lessons are learnt...that's all folks! As you were :)