I have been so absorbed in my work that it continues to flow. I don't feel hesitant to paint, make wholesale changes...the images are right near my hand. And I am painting for myself in a way that I haven't in quite some time. It feels quite miraculous and hard to explain in words. The images float through my dreams, meet me when I awaken and stay on my eyes as I head for the studio to start work again. I won't talk about it anymore because I think I may be superstitious.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The last three weeks were spent finishing a large number of paintings for a gallery. It was rewarding in the fact that I am now working with great concentration at a time of the year that is not usually a very good one for me. I'm not sure why but the winter has always been a difficult time even though after the first of the year I have always had a lot of time in the studio. One big difference is just how busy my schedule has been. So many activities I am presuming have energized my work.
Now I've begun work on the next series of paintings and am working non-stop, experimenting and planning as never before. If it is this good now, I can't wait for the summer my most productive time. "Regeneration" to the left.
Friday, March 05, 2010
I'm taking a day away from the studio today. Need to refuel, repair, and rethink. Well maybe not think too much. After delivering so many paintings this week, it was almost like I had mounted an exhibit. My energy drained and time to rest. An uncertainty always takes over after mounting a marathon of painting and perhaps a letdown. I need space so that I can see again.
The painting pictured here was especially rewarding and will lead me forward.