I've been aching to paint bigger lately since I've been doing so many little canvases since last fall. I pulled down a 16 x 20 that I wasn't happy with and decided to cover it with big brushstrokes of a magenta shade and was hoping to just see where it would take me. One of my struggles as an artist is painting freely. I often think way too much while I'm painting and thinking often gets me stuck wondering what to do next. I just want to "go with the flow!" Well as I was letting myself paint big magenta strokes I started make loose shapes and it sort of took on the beginnings of a girl. Hmmmm...I've always wanted to paint girls but hesitate because of my inexperience painting people. After I saw the face and neck taking a bit of shape I had the feeling that I wanted her face to be framed with flowers so I got out one of my stencil sheets and put down some light blue flowers.