my ideas come in a variety of ways-
free association- autobiographic elements - etc.
specifically with free association and autobiographic elements- I will often begin a new piece by going through an enormous amount of images (pictures I have taken usually work best- but I do also use other imagery by permission). The images that stand out to me- do so for a reason...so I'll usually take a few days asking myself why they captured me- and it usually refers to some aspect of my psyche that God and I are trying to come to terms with.
on this page will attempt to blog about how i get ideas- then how i decide which ideas are worth the time to invest into a painting- and a bit about the process of how i develop my ideas-
picture by kata billups