April 20, 2008

Saturday Afternoon

#8157

#8283

Today I kept working on #8157 and #8283-both of which have changed into very different paintings than the way they started.

One thing that I find difficult is putting marks on a painting when I know that they are not right. But the very act of being careful creates a mark that “feels” careful -which is usually boring. When I find myself spending more time looking at what I have done than actually making changes to a picture then I know that I am holding back. Sometimes I have to plod for awhile till something strikes a chord and then I re remember. I am trying to be thoughtfully out of control. Carefully careless.


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