You know how sometimes you're walking through Kirkland's or Pier 1 - and you see a piece of art for sale that just grabs you, and makes you want to paint something like that? Well, that's what happened to me a couple of months ago.
So, I went to a painting club a few weeks ago (dragging all the stuff I thought I would need) - and I made this "start". Collaged on papers, then painted over and just messed around. The background is still not finished, and I'm not sure exactly what will go on top yet, but I'm liking the way it's starting to look. This is a large painting (24" x 26"), and I have another canvas the same size that I would like to do something that would go with this one. Usually, that doesn't happen, so we'll see.
But, I did discover that painting club won't be for me. I realized that the way I like to paint requires me to have EVERYTHING close by - since I never know what I'll want to use! So, unless I go back to watercolor, I'll be painting alone.