Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Quick & Quixotic 6

Yesterday, at the top of my list of intentions for today, I wrote this: decide early in day what my focus will be during afternoon studio time.

Bright and early this morning I saw that note to myself and went into my studio to look at Quick & Quixotic to see where I might want to go with it this afternoon.

Twenty or so minutes later, I wiped off my paint brush, screwed the lid back on my matte medium, and surveyed where I did go with that work in progress … first thing in the morning!

work in progress
12x16"; unstretched canvas
working title: Quick and Quixotic 6

Memory refresher—Q&Q last seen 11 days ago looking like this:


  1. There is so much energy in the updated piece! Movement! Activity! Intensity! And a little darkness in the water which has me wondering what might be lurking in there...

    1. Thanks for weighing in on this layer, Jen. For some reason, when I programmed the post to be released, it didn't get released so I had to go back and publish it manually the next morning. It was fun to add more paint with wild abandon—what IS lurking below the surface?—and tear and affix a bunch of collage.

  2. This sounds to me like you've caught yourself a bug, Dotty. It's quite a serious condition, and you might want to get yourself checked out. I came down with the same bug years ago..it's called "The Painting Bug" for us layman. I'm sure there's a big ole doctor's word for it, but I'd have to look it up, and I'm too lazy right now. I don't want to alarm or scare you, but when the darn thing digs its claws all the way into you, you'll be painting morning, noon, and night. It sounds like you're getting close, so please heed my warning!! Prepare yourself for it now!! :D :D :D

    1. Katie—THANK YOU! I'm laughing, and grateful for your 'getting' exactly what I was saying. I can't even begin to list all the things I am NOT doing since painting came into my life midway through 2104!