Not knowing? Many artists discuss the importance of knowing what you want your painting to look like before you start painting it. Do the value sketch and stick to it. Other artists say they have no idea how the painting will look when they're done. They just get started and see what happens. About planning paintings, Richard Diebenkorn is quoted as saying "If I already knew how the painting was going to look, I wouldn't bother to paint it." Some would just prefer the excitement of finding the painting as they go along. Some have no choice in the matter. Like me! I start out with an idea, but as I go along I get other ideas and pretty soon...well, something else emerges. It's a constant state of discovery! So I embrace the suspense of the process. Let the magic creep in.
This is another in my Fallbrook series. I've used a cooler palette to evoke the freshness of spring.
Fallbrook, Spring is 6x6" acrylic media and collage on panel.