This new illustration needs a title. Anybody got an idea?
Yesterday, this illustration that I thought was DOA suddenly did a backflip and came to life. I love it when this happens! I was wandering about my studio in a daze, directionless, and happened to pick up this watercolor that I had cast aside in a sketchbook. Suddenly, my inner guide started telling me what the painting needed…The polka dots were the wrong color–a purple fungus hue, and didn’t go with anything else in the painting. How about multi-color retro dots instead? The hat was a blah white as were the shoelaces. How about having a little fun? Little by little, the painting started coming to life. The birds got a sparkle in their eye and fluffed their feathers. The apple tree dropped its superabundant fruit on the ground. The grass grew up in the foreground and the goldfinches got orange beaks. It was all set to happen, waiting for me to get quiet enough to receive the gift.