I was looking for inspiration today for a large canvas I’m starting. The largest I’ve ever done. I pulled out a book and found a picture where I liked the color palette. I started to rather abstractly color the shapes and palette from the picture in my sketchbook. I used cray-pas and I had such a good time blending and coloring with them. I had never used them very much before but I really enjoyed using them today. Here is the small piece I worked up with them. As I took the picture of it for this post I felt as though I was looking through a rain-soaked window at the world beyond. When everything starts to blur, soften and meld together. The large canvas is started and looks nothing like this miniature. I’m afraid I just seem to work better when I dive in and let the work flow. The initial start to my canvas is posted as well.