I haven’t been this happy in about 6 months! Painting is better than just about anything. And I’m pretty happy with everything else, yet almost all the rest of it just does NOT compare!
I survived my annual major existential crisis in the studio Sunday night. Yes, I could — and did — finally get back into my studio. Yay!
With the help of lots of looking and reading art stuff, I decided to try again to begin a small daily painting routine. This time, I may focus primarily on color relationships and the shape of colors (ala Patrick Heron’s 1975 essays: “Color is Paint” and “Brushwork is Spatial” in the volume “The Colour of Colour”). I was thinking of much more while working on this. Who knows what other things may enter into my thinking/creating process?
Oh, yeah, and I switched back to oils from acrylics. YES! Luscious, luscious oils. Here’s the first one, perhaps overconfidently titled “Daily Painting 2014-001.”