Continued painting. Trusting the inspiration, since I have a reference photo but nothing so grand as a plan... I started adding the true colors today, which was scary and confusing, but so far it's working. Despite a disoriented, high-wire feeling at times that I was painting blind, the colors work; the underpainting provides the unifying spots of bright weird color that I formerly would have added on top of the paint. I need to bring more force and directness to my drawing, though; the lines are all wavy, expressive, but in a kind of creepy, over-emotive way, like a wispy damp old lady who believes in crystals and keeps too many cats. I'm not good drawing with a brush!
In a bid to start "art school," I also watched a video interview with Erin Hanson. Erin is a ridiculously prolific and talented painter and one of my landscape-painting heroes. I really admire her use of color and the energy and liveliness of her compositions The interview alternately thrilled me (we are excited and motivated by many similar things, which engendered a tingly sense of esthetic kinship) and depressed me (she’s done a painting a week for maybe 20 years; I’ll never catch up!).