I have already written a little bit on my blog about my process and some of the thoughts behind my April concept. Those posts are here and here. I realize that it is like reading about someones tooth extraction. Anyway, the above shot is from my sketch book and shows the colors in the photo that attracted me. I also wrote in some of my initial thoughts about my concept. Nellie mentioned in her explanation on choosing the photo that she was interested in the "layers" of geological formations. I grabbed on to the layered concept but took it in a different direction. My concept came to me all at once, right away, which is unusual. I actually saw a clear picture of what I wanted. I have written about this and I think I was better off this time because I made a personal connection with the photo early on. The piece is finished except for mounting it to a painted canvas. I tried a new technique and am extremely happy with the results.
PS-The part about me getting my idea quickly sounds a little smug or something. I don't mean it to be and I have chased many a squirrel down a hole:):)