Perusing paintings on the internet, I've been drawn to shades of pink. So here's the first layer of a new painting. It vaguely resembles a Valentine but I like it a lot. So much, in fact, that when I went into the studio today I found it hard to paint over it.
I added some calligraphic marks and that was all fine. But then when I started in with the black...I started to think I might end up regretting this. What's wrong with leaving a painting at the first happy layer? Some people would do a painting like that and consider it done. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel done to me, so there will be many more layers and a long awkward phase before this gets back to being something I like.