Sunday, December 29, 2013

And the answer is..

It's quiet here. Just me and the dogs and a room full of paintings/drawings that I'm a bit mystified by. I don't really know what's going on. I keep making these, and they keep not living up to my need. I'm questioning what I'm doing and don't have any answers. Well, I do, really. The answer is "I don't know" and that's always the right answer. I decided a little while ago "that's it, I'll draw out the demons of uncertainty".  Thanks to Lynda Barry's book One Hundred Demons, a gift from my daughter a few years back. This is a room full of demons with a side of uncertainty and happy painting.

Just a start ..harking back to the earlier drawing days, now with oil paint incorporated into the mix of mixed media.

"Help"  24 x 18" mixed media on mylar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Here is a photo of one drawing I'm happy with in this new series whose working title is Today's Lesson Will be in Life. It's drawn with oil paint, ink and pencil on matte mylar. I have things travelling through my mind that I am inarticulate about, things that come out in these drawings. When I try to talk about some of the things going on in there I see eyes glazing over.

People tell me they get these and they don't get them. That's a good thing. Just make it up as you go along.

As mentioned in my previous post, right now I'm working on coherence in my art making.