and then the composition would have a little of this Velasquez thing going on.
It's not that easy to share these so publicly, I'm not sure it's a great idea to share the process. But it's helpful for me to put it up - simply to get clearer about what I'm doing.
Starting a painting is a little nerve wracking. First of all, there are more ideas than time to execute them. I admit to laziness too; many of my ideas require effort and sometimes I prefer the comfort of the studio over the effort involved in capturing interesting topics of family life, paintings out of doors etc. Of course I do work on landscapes occaisonally, but I'm talking about spending time with a painting. It takes effort to cart your stuff to a location day after day - in the same light to work for a little while. I tend to stick to my studio out of laziness and convenience. I should work on breaking this laziness habit.
So anyway, another reason I find it nerve wracking to start a painting is because I can get impatient - I want it to get where it's going and move on to the next thing. I'm working on enjoying the process, relaxing. It'll happen. Physical exercise helps.