I seem to enjoy painting in the darkest darks first and then moving on.
The lilies will be shades of violet and purple with some surprise colors.
I seem to have popped out of my rut now. I don't know what did it - what made me change. Maybe I just stopped pressuring myself so much...it doesn't mean I LOVE what I've been painting lately but they don't look so bad to me right now.
I never stopped painting but did go to flowers for a few days and that seemed to help with the pressure. Maybe because I know I can paint a pretty flower? (My inner meanie says, Yes, but it's just a pretty flower - and I hit her over the head with a family sized Hershey's chocolate bar so she'll shut up.) I know a lot of artists who, when they get into a funk, paint pears. I can't paint a decent pear to save me!