Sometimes planning just doesn't work. I try to be organized when creating a painting. Sketching thumbnails, creating value scales, and choosing appropriate colors in advance is the way things are supposed to work. When I paint with oils, that seems to be the case, but when I paint with acrylic paints, some kind of crazy mind altering vibrations seem to take over. I'll spend the morning planning, preparing, and doing all the things I know should happen for a successful painting. Then I paint and it doesn't work. I wipe out the work and try again. It doesn't work. I wipe it out. Finally, I figure I've ruined a canvas, so it doesn't matter what goes on it. I start to doodle with shapes and colors and something magical emerges. This abstract painting is the result of one of those days when the muse took over and I quit thinking. If you are interested in purchasing the original 8x10 acrylic painting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This painting is also available as a canvas print or art print in a variety of sizes up to 23.5x30. Visit my website to make a purchase. Or click here.