consciously did it. And I'm really enjoying the process, and the result.
In the past when I've consciously set out to do this, my efforts have usually ended in disappointment, and another layer of gesso, and I returned to my imagination for inspiration. But with the consistent grayness of our winter world, I really felt inspired to try again. Not only to capture the moment, but to get myself to go deeper than the surface and rediscover and express the beauty that is to be found, even in winter.