Since I've gone back to school for degree #2, my art table has turned into The Land of Unfinished Paintings. Each time a new semester begins, I have to drop everything and once again turn all my attention to homework. Working, commuting, and going to school isn't easy. Add in trying to keep up with your personal work, and it's nearly impossible. Something's got to give - and it's always my illustration work. At this point, I have almost as many pieces started than I do finished. However, I figured I'd show you my most recent beginning:
I began this painting as a sample work to send to an online publisher of children's books. They were looking for the three little pigs with specific colors, numbers, and items that children could count on the page. Obviously this is unfinished, but there was to be corn, flowers, and clouds to count, and two chickens holding up signs that say things like, "We'll miss you!" and "Good luck!" as the pigs start out on their journey.
I have a little fantasy that the minute I get my degree, all of the lost and unfinished paintings on my desk will be properly attended to, and I'll have all these finished pieces to show and feel good about having completed. (In reality, I'll probably just need a nap and a vacation. Oh well. Here's to promising starts, anyway.)