Sometimes it is hard to start a project. Sometimes it takes a catalyst. Here is an example of a painting with a catalyst. Lynley had been making some small paintings, but got disgusted, and threw them away. I fished them out of the trash, and painted over them, reacting to what she had done. I really enjoy painting over old paintings because the history shows in the added richness of the textures, colors, etc.
I spend a lot of time out in nature. This painting was influenced by my observation of streams flowing through the rocks, moss, and leaf matter.