So after supper we're off for the lake house (fortunately near the University sports camps) for 3-4 days. I've set up a drawing table in front of a window to the lake and have all my w/c materials nearby... I'll try to position myself there a little bit every day. With so much yet to do with renovations, I'm impatient to get it done but I need to begin setting aside regular time for some of the artsy ideas going around in my head. These compositional seedlings can be so fleeting and I know it will take discipline to coax them out... lots of redundant repetition before anything real begins to happen.
---------------<>----------------Following up the previous post about stirring muses... I quickly turned a WIP into a fake mock-up of the painting the client liked and that's where it is for now. I'd quit art before I'd leave it like it is... a copy. The real work will begin when I return and have a few good studio days to myself. It must be able to stand on it's own... and this is what series painting is all about... they can't all just be slight mutations of each other, each must be unique unto itself. Somewhere on that canvas, I will find the spirit of a new work... which happens to be similar enough to the other to make the cut.
So that's it for a few days... see ya on the other side.