|BARN and TACK SHED 11x14 oil on canvas|
About fifty yards past the shed, my subcoscious mind brought up the image I had just seen. My mind had registered all the nice contrasts and arrangement of shapes, and presented me with a pre-edited view of the painting!
I did a U-turn back to the shed, parked the car, pulled out my equipment and went to work. It was something like auto-painting, as I used the actual scene to construct and bring emphasis to the way my sub-conscious mind had seen it. Part of getting better is a matter of getting out of our own way.