Archive for February, 2011

New Abstract Painting coming along

February 11, 2011

This is a progress report on a painting I’ve been working on. It’s the biggest painting I’ve worked on in a long time. Six feet wide and five feet tall. It really takes up a lot of space in my living room and really commands my attention. This new direction is quite a world of exploration for me.
It’s taken several sessions of painting and recently I stayed up all night on February 4th, 2011 to work on it. I had a vision and a sense of purpose as I explored this painting. It was if I knew exactly where each line should go. If I felt like I was unsure of whether something should go somewhere that usually meant that I should not do it. With absolute confidence is the only way I can work on this piece. Proceeding in this direction has also been a total release of literal iconography. My exploration into the unknown is thrilling as well as very scary. But if it’s not that, then I know I’m not pushing hard enough.