When I got this theme I was very happy...I love sushi! I have been eating pescatarian for over a year now, and this is one of my staples. Not to mention I used to work for a Japanese car company and spent time in Japan. Of course, eating sushi! Still, I knew I needed to do some immediate research, so I took my daughter with me to our favorite local spot. This is a tough one to research, for sure. I'll just listen to my tummy. This week I sketched 7 or 8 thumbnail concepts, trying to find something clever and outside of my comfort zone. What I did decide is that I will collage together many images to try and create a story, something I do not have much experience doing. It will be challenging to get the lighting and proportions right. I also decided to go larger than I usually paint, to try to make an impact. This is certainly perplexing for me, and it is keeping my mind busy, especially at night when I am trying to sleep! Stay tuned...I spent the evening enlarging one of my concepts into a sketch. Will see how I feel about it in the morning. Then I will attempt to tackle the painting over the next few weeks.