I decided to get started on my rain barrel today. I just finished a couple of other paintings that I am hoping to show at a cafe in Carmel or back up at the DuPage Art League. I have all the windows open, the cool fresh air is blowing in, and it just made me feel like this was a good time to start this big project.
And a big project it will be, as I discovered looking at it sitting in my kitchen... although not nearly as daunting as painting a huge oak tree on an entire gym wall (as I did a couple of summers ago!).
I'm roughing in my design right now... I decided to do hydrangeas, one of my favorite things to paint. (The picture is of a painting I did a while ago.)