This one is perhaps a floral theme, on a canvas that is 30" on a side, a fairly large size for me.
I chose a discarded blouse to make a transfer, scanned it. Blew these up to various sizes, and xeroxed those images while moving them in a copy machine. It's a square format, which is something I haven't been using; I bought a whole bunch of square canvases recently.
Right now, I'm working with this orientation.
(note that I don't always put a layer of paint on, sometimes I want the paint underneath to show through the blank areas of the transfer)
STATE 3. I go over all the dark lines with black, modify some areas, and do a lot of overpainting. It's starting to get a pretty finished look, and I work to exhaustion and miss lunch, because it is getting clerer and clearer to me and I can't stop. I think of the lurid, sexy and sort of over the top hot pinks and reds, and free-associate with the Runaway's Cherry Bomb. I think it needs a final touch, to balance the composition and I actually add a cherry shape (small circle in the uppor right quadrant).
I then think about it for a coule of days and reach the realization that that last addition, with a heavy black circle in it DOES balance the composition. But it also STOPS the eye dead in its tracks!