Acrylic on Illustration Board


While I’m not the most organized person, I have managed to put together a nice collection of clippings, photos and such that I have labeled inspiration.  The pieces I choose are not ones I intend to paint, but more ones that evoke an emotional response. I have a mix that bring feelings of joy, loneliness, reverence, good and bad feelings that get the creative juices flowing.  I find they are especially useful on days when I’m not inclined to paint anything specific.  I just sift through them, letting the feelings wash over me, then go into the studio to paint.  In this way, I let the essence of the images inspire me.