I just had a weekend like that, and all I wanted to do was come up with a small collection of simple-to-teach paintings so that whoever you are out there could see something you'd like to paint and schedule a little painting session for yourself and your friends. Was I able to come up with anything? One. I came up with ONE idea for a kids' party. The whole weekend. It's a fun idea; don't get me wrong. It's a children's birthday theme in which each child gets to design his or her own birthday cake painting. Seriously, who ISN'T inspired by cake?
<sigh> Of course, now that I'm back at the computer and I'm supposed to be writing medical documents, the ideas are flooding in, and I don't have time to paint any of them.
I have happily started a new mermaid painting, which is coming along very nicely. I'm glad my dad and several other art people have insisted that I go bigger on the canvases, because in this case, size does matter. I can get a whole lot more mermaid on a canvas that hurts my shoulder to paint. ;) Good thing I'm slightly ambidextrous.
I've also started a "pirate" painting that I've been thinking about for a very long time and am looking forward to seeing how it evolves.
Paintings do evolve. You can plan them all you want, but they have to come to life under the brush, and there's nothing anyone can do about that.
You'll see it all on my front page as soon as it's ready to go.