A few posts back, I mentioned a painting I planned to do; in that particular moment, I was sure I knew what I wanted to paint. This happens often. I’m certain, then I find something I’m more certain about. Over time, I’ve made peace with this… and I’ve learned to trust my gut, as it nearly always works out better in the end (and when it doesn’t, I get smacked with a valuable lesson and some good family mockery, ha). So, needless to say – I now want to paint the photos above. This afternoon was drab and wet after a rain-filled morning, and it was perfect for taking photos of leaves ‘pasted’ to the deck. A little playing (aka post-processing), and the images above were born. I suspect I really will paint these pictures (I have a fondness for woodgrain, leaves, and these watercolor-ish hues). I’ll likely paint them on separate wood boards, similar to the last painting I did (below), and I like the idea of distressing/graying the wood first. Sometimes it’s okay to change your mind.