I remind myself of these "mind paintings" when I watch a slide show from the photo albums on my MAC. Listening to music with the slide show helps me get the mood and flow of ideas for my paintings. As I study, the images take hold in my heart, knowing that it is time for thoughts and images to become paintings.
There are some days I sit and stare at the blank canvas and utter a prayer..."Dear Lord
...where do I start??" We often have these conversations! So He says to me "just put the brush on the canvas" (dummy!)...and it all flows out! Amazing!