When you are out and about take lots of pictures of everything that catches your eye. Lots of things seem mundane and everyday but can lead to great reference material for paintings. I have been teased about all the photos I take and keep, but it's nice to have lots of great reference material when you get ready to paint.
This painting is from a photo I took of a couple of clown dolls in a collection cabinet in a home I toured on vacation. Never really thought I would paint this, but one day it just fit my mood and here it is a painting.
Pom Pom Clown....16x20 acrylic on gessobord