This is my newest painting, Ascent, 12 15/16″ x 15″, watercolor, ink and pastel.

Update, 11/1/11

In an unexpected turn of events, though I had initially felt Ascent was finished, I woke up the other day to realize there were other elements which needed to be included. I wasn’t sure what. Then I became discouraged. So I waited… and yesterday it came to me while mid-conversation with a friend. The newly finished work is now at my photographer’s studio. I can’t wait to share it in an upcoming post. I wonder how many other artists out there have the same experience. This has been a good lesson to me. Authenticity and honesty is important in the process; one must be willing to let go of personal past perceptions if a new creative thought is trying to break through. Keep fluid.