Think about it awhile.
Mix up some more paint. Make some more marks.
Wonder why you made those marks. Think about starting laundry. Wonder about a guy who could invent the washing machine.
Ponder the composition. Forget to remember to start laundry. Wonder what it would be like to be an airline pilot. Think about starting supper.
Continue developing the shapes. Add more texture to the foreground. Wish I'd paid better attention in art class.
Look at the painting upside down. Think about putting laundry in dryer. Remember it's not yet in the washer.
Study the painting in a mirror. Notice the mirror needs dusting. Remember to think about starting laundry.
Focus. Drum up everything I've learned about color theory. Forget what day it is. Step back, take a breath.
Decide it's done. Do a happy dance. Go start laundry.
©2011 Patricia Scarborough, Return 11x14 oil
Decide it's not done. Sweat bullets. Make a few changes. Relax and pat myself on the back, I'm done - again.
Skip the happy dance, go start laundry and supper. No, really.