I had every intention of painting. In my head, I was ready to paint. I could feel an excited buzz.
But first, I had to put away my photo cube, the lights, and card table that were still set up after I took some pictures for a friend.
Then I had to clear off my painting table, clean one Stay-wet palette, prepare a new Stay-wet and tape a disposable paint palette onto the table. While I was at it, I decided to switch out my water tray for a glass jar. The jar takes up less space on the table.
All was ready.
I looked at the clock and thought “you still need to mix paints. How long will that take? And dinner will be happening in another hour or so…”
My motivation was waning.
I decided to sketch instead. This piece took about an hour using charcoal on newsprint. She is a good start for a longer sketch on better paper. And then maybe that painting will finally happen.