My entry question: What will I investigate?
I grab poster paper, cut it to 8x10", tape it to a tray, apply gesso, run a comb-like gizmo through the wet gesso. Let it dry. Paint some shapes that I've had in mind for a few days, using a chromatic black concocted from Mars Black, Dioxazine Purple, and Titanium White; black because fellow artist Ann Marquis wrote a blog post about chromatic black.
Already I notice attachment: I like the gizmo lines! I like the black shapes! Time to frame it!
But, with outdoor an outdoor temp of 58˚ (on December 7th! in Massachusetts!), I sit on my front steps with ink and pastels.
Plus, I have a messy disgusting stay-wet palette again, and I still hate to throw away paint so I go back indoors and pick up a brush. Once I start messing around I don't feel so attached anymore!
The phone rings. A prospective client. We've never met before but we connect. I return to my studio with our wholehearted conversation infusing me.
My exit question: Have I completed this inquiry? Don't know. But my painting time was joy-filled; I am joy-filled.
Tomorrow, more inquiry.