I look at this and am shocked that I made it. I'm so used to working from photographs and reproducing what I see. That kind of work takes skill, but I'm not so sure about creativity. I had to use my imagination to get from that first layer of rorschach-like watercolor shapes to this.
There might not be a lot of planning involved initially, but that doesn't mean I'm not thinking. Whether it was instinct or my design experience, I felt it still needed something. I added the cool blues and thought, "Oh, that makes the greens work better and gives the piece more dimension. A little bit more green on the bottom grounds everything. Now the details.
I still can't get over that it's me painting like this. I probably won't explain it right, but I feel like I'm leaving more of myself on the page. I'm taking risks, experimenting, stepping pretty stinking far out of my artistic comfort zone and it's amazing. It's fun, exciting, exhilarating and scary as hell.
Holy cow ... I think I'm making art!!!