Morning Celebration, latest phase © 2010 Karen Lynn Ingalls
Sometimes these come sloooowwly.... Here is Morning Celebration, in its latest stage. The photo here looks a little darker than the actual painting.
It's spent a long time in its "green goo" phase – the in-between-ness of a creative work, where a painting is on its way, but hasn't yet arrived. That's the most challenging part of a painting, for me. It's also the time when I'm most likely to set something aside for as long as I need to – sometimes months, sometimes years– until I finally know what it needs next.
Now this one feels as though it is beginning to find its own magic. Believe me, though, there's still plenty to do....