1 Day At a Time

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Lyla

Lyla

Many people like to ask me how long it takes to complete a piece. It always depends on the size. The image above left is an example of my breakdown. I like to work on one part until that segment is completed. With this piece, I wanted to complete Charlie's lower half before I moved on to any other part. Once I complete a section I usually like to open my journal and write my process in detail - colors I used, how I used them, materials, etc.  This way I'll always have a reference to go back to. But once I finish a particular area of the piece, I like to stop for the day. Laziness? Most Likely. But I seem to produce better work when I limit myself to one day per section. This way I can take my time with color scheme and testing. Also, working patiently without rushing (one day at a time), allows me to spend time with my greatest masterpiece...my daughter Lyla.