What am I doing with these? Ok, when I have no particular painting or even subject in mind, it's time to delve into the mind. I'm a very visual person. I see things and they constantly register with me. So, when I take photos in my daily routine I save them. Now into studio...........Immediately it becomes apparent that a replica of the photo is not the beautiful thing that I witnessed. In fact the idea of trying to reproduce becomes sickening. My latest exercise is to do 3 studies of the photo and figure out my interest.The original photo of this scene had way more info. I tried to include it in the first piece(They are left to right in order) but immediately cut stuff out. I go mind numb yet attentive. Certain things show themselves. I continue to learn, making aggressive strokes and pondering lesser ones. A proactive experience. Don't ask me what the flaming orb is but I'm convinced I'm making progress!