1) I keep noticing other artists in the 30-day challenge who are approaching their daily paintings more simply than I am. I notice that I am attracted to that simplicity again and again. I notice that I am not downshifting to simplicity. Hmm.
2) Further, I notice last night that I am trying to figure out how I might want to approach today's piece. I no sooner have that thought than I try to figure out what will happen after that, and after that. I try to figure out in advance what I can I do to make later work better. Hello??? Is this how I want to approach painting? It is not. I want to be responsive—in the moment, to what is in front of me.
Today in my studio, I
• take yesterday's 8x10" work in progress, cut it in half;
• cut a strip of an acrylic skin I made a few days ago (way fun!);
• use matte medium to affix it to today's 5x8.
Tomorrow, I'll respond—in the moment, to what is in front of me. And take it somewhere new.
|January 2017 30in30 Challenge, Day 10|
5x8"; acrylic, ink, torn-tissue collage, and acrylic skin on canvas paper
work in progress