But in today's blog I am using a very popular acronym amongst artists...popular because, if we are fortunate enough to have continual inspiration, there is always one or more of these going at any given time. I am talking about Works in Progress. (I know, I know; WIP could have meant "west in peace" but. no.)
So I currently have 4 active works rotating easels and getting my attention through the week. And there are a few additional paintings doing what I like to call "percolating", which, for me, means that I know they are not finished but I haven't quite worked out what they need next. This happened recently with a couple of figurative paintings I did at a Chestnut Group workshop with Marci Hicks and Hayden Pickel last fall. I was happy enough with the value studies I had done plein air and left the background rough and unfinished. But, about a month ago, I figured out what I wanted to do to complete the paintings and am really happy with the results.