The commission is coming along well now and I have decided to do another version. The one I've been working on is very similar to the previous painting and it is so hard to imagine what is in another person's 'minds eye' when asked to paint a similar but different painting. I think I will probably complete both versions before I publish them on this site. Because the first painting that was bought and consequently inspired the commission was painted over a year ago, its a very interesting exercise to go 'back in time' and to paint in a similar style. Reflecting on this has made me realise how mch my style has changed and how much I have learnt over the past year. The old style in some ways is much more simplistic and impressionistic (not of the Impressionists genre, this isn't what I mean at all!). All in all its been quite a pleasant experience really. As always once I am back to it the ideas just keep on flowing...I really ought to keep a log of all my ideas...but back to 'in the minds eye'; a written log does no justice to those paintings that I see in my minds eye (and often neither do the paintings that I produce!!!).
Susan C. Adcock