A few days ago I took inspiration from an unlikely source - a Wallace & Gromit poster on my wall.
Much as I love them, they've never inspired me to paint before, but looking at the background of that image I had an idea.
I'd been looking for something different to paint, something other than the trees and sunsets. So this simple landscape was a solution to that.
It's not a huge departure from my usual style, but it's something a little different. And it's inspired quite a few works in progress.
As has this sketchbook piece, painted a few days before, which was also an attempt to do something different (this attempt to do something different still ended up in painting trees though, lol).
I'm now newly inspired to paint, after a bit of a dry spell. Which is no bad thing.