As in most of my most paintings in realism , objects Grab and Beg me to paint them. It all starts when a unique composition of an object framed into my line of of sight will first grab and hold my attention, and asethitcally showcase it's negative space, shadows, reflected light, and highlights.
Does this happen to you too?
A prime example of this is this New Orleans French Quarter hitching post. pressed here. Yet another of many of in- progress paintings.
In this update I just stained -in a few touches to lightest areas.