I need something I can take with me into the room where the painting is. I use my computer periodically because that’s where the reference photo for the vase is — once again I’m using a picture from the internet, a vase that I cannot perhaps afford to buy even if it were available. I use my computer until the battery starts sending out alarms that it needs its fainting couch. As it calms and restores itself, I use a drawing while as I block in the vase. Here’s the world’s quickest drawing! –because I need some reference while I put down the first layers of the painting. The vase I’m using this time is white porcelain with roses (see the group below).
I’m going to be painting over layers and changing things as I go so I only need enough to get me started. All the elements of this painting are very exploratory. I paint inside the moment.
The white vase was preceded by the black vase. Lots of vases.