Pivoting is part of the creativity game. While there are no rules, there are ways to transition from a mindset of oh-so-exciting, all-inclusive brainstorming to a solution that aligns with the original intent. Composition, media, approach, technical aptitude and function are broad categories within the pivoting game. Choosing doable, comfortable solutions keep the journey enjoyable.
This is a commission piece completed for Colorado Analytical Labs. I thought a lot about water when I was working on it. CAL tests water all over the state of Colorado, ensuring quality drinkable, safe water. We are lucky to be able to take water for granted because of the science and professionalism of the folks who have dedicated careers to ensuring its continued safety. This painting sits in the lobby of the lab, here, in the front range. The lab has beautiful views of Long's Peak, hence it's appearance, yet the star of the show is the tested water! It is oil on linen, 24x60." Yes, it IS a big painting! Here are some details, much of them painted with a teeny tiny lil' brush!