Friday, June 29, 2018

Veering Back

Shifting, experimenting.

The new work mentioned in the last post is veering back to the figurative. I seem to reach a point after 20 to 30 paintings in a group where I have had enough. Enough (is) said. I look for a new challenge, or, maybe just to get closer to what "I really want to say".  I never get there, lurking below the surface is the feeling that I need to go deeper, harder, more real alternating with quieter, calmer more soothing. There is something I'm trying to get to, that I never will. But, I'll die trying. Am I alone in this? Probably not...

Undo Undo, Oil on Paper, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Steady on

Getting a bit more of a grip on things (see last post for losing a grip), I think.

Some travel and time outdoors has helped a lot. I'm moving into a new series and doing a lot of drawing. And accepting how things are. This, what I'm doing now, is what I need. It is slowly evolving and changing. When I can I will update my website, and look for a show. Right now I will travel and make art. When it is ready I'll put it out there. Sometimes you just have to be quiet and work.

A photo from my recent trip.

The river flows steadily on after the rushing water of spring has passed.