I read a lot. Art books on painting techniques (the medium doesn’t matter), inspirational or just collections of paintings done by other artists. One of the books I read is The Yoga of Drawing, Uniting Body, Mind and Spirit in the Art of Drawing by Jeanne Carbonetti started me on my series of mask paintings.
I designed my first mask picture based on the techniques and exercises in her book. I like the simplistic look and feel of this mask. It is done with watercolour and India ink.