Tuesday, January 3, 2012
2012-where do I go from here?
Really!! Where?? Forward? Sideways? Up? All of the above? None of the above? I have been traveling and collecting inspiration for the upcoming work period for the last 6 months. How will I do when it comes down to putting paint on the canvas? Will there be anything there worth telling? I have made decisions several times along the road, and tossed them out just as I came up with new ones. One thing is certain...nature and organic forms will continue to play an important role. Perhaps in another, less obvious form...and in a more decisive format. Last year's paintings were a compromise in format. I listened to a type of reasoning that said "smaller formats have a better chance of selling" --- !!###%&()(&(/R&>!!!! Learned the hard way that the ONLY reason to chose a format is because it answers to the needs of the painting's subject. I tried to capture nature's majestic scenery on canvases that were too small and consequently had no impact. I will not make that mistake again. This year will find me following my intuition and heart. Size IS important. Can't wait to start stretching canvas and throwing gesso around the room. To be continued!!