Today I tried to start really fresh like I said yesterday. But actually: I found it difficult to really follow my impulses, to being nog restricted by the hope for result.
Maybe trying not to try is not such an easy thing. Something like ‘Don’t think of a pink elephant’!
Anyway, I painted, that is the most important thing 😉 Maybe Monday I will start on paper (in stead of on canvas), or small again, to keep it less pretentious. I don’t know yet.
ps: below to fases of the painting. And a detail.
Thanks Dotty, for our ongoing conversation!
Simone, I so appreciate your documenting the inner details as well as the outwardly visible ones. Everything you mention is familiar to me, and I value hearing it from outside myself, especially from you since I love your art and process. Following my intense involvement with the nearly 11 weeks of the Jane Davies class in the late summer and fall, I went through a very distinct period of having to re-discover my own center before I felt like I was back to being ‘myself’—whatever that might mean!
I’m fascinated by how different the two phases of your painting are above. And I love the detail photo.