It could happen! There could be a major movement toward getting back to facing the large scale acrylic painting that is awaiting my attention. Much of my focus this week has been on my "day job", preparing lessons for the adult art classes I teach, running off handout sheets for students for the coming week, lining up in my head the next couple of ideas for each course, and preparing materials for them. In the process I've been reorganizing my picture files that I use toward that end. I am starting to feel the air clearing, and shaking off the cobwebs in my brain. I've even prepared the CD of paintings I'm sending out to the next exhibition I'm entering, and that is always a mammoth task for me, since I do the image resizing myself and burn the disc myself, although I'm not schooled in any of that. It's trial and error, lucky guesses, and recall of a sort from the previous time I did it.
So now I'm getting closer to the point when I can begin the next painting chapter, the one whose imagery has been holding my creative muse and me hostage for some time now. First I plan to complete an earlier piece that just needs some polishing and finishing touches. That's the warmup. Then I will play with some sketches for the new piece, and see what shows up on paper that suggests the form the painting will take, how many figures, how they will fit together, how I can express the activity that's taking place, how to generate an excitement about it relative to my theme. I haven't been able to put pencil to paper yet, but the ideas are coming together, getting ready to define the form. I've learned to trust that it will find its way into reality when I finally immerse myself fully into the process.
Tomorrow I'm back to my day job...but I know I'm getting closer...