I’ve been working on a large painting for quite a while now, and while I like how it’s turning out, I’ve been wanting to take a break and work on something else for a bit. After mulling over ideas for a few days, I sat down yesterday and today to work on a small sketch for a new painting of wildflowers, butterflies and bees. I like to do a small, thumbnail-like sketch first (my graphic design background showing through), so this sketch is about half the size of what the final will be. My next step will be to enlarge the sketch so that the elements are about life-sized, then to trace it onto a new sheet of paper where I can make adjustments to the layout, add detail, etc. I’ll post a new entry when I finish a second draft!