Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunshine and Citrus 16x16 oil
VanGogh. So the influence of sunflowers has been overwhelming along with Trader Joe's having them pretty cheap. I have a few things to do or correct and I am happy enough. I want you to know I painted this and scraped it and sat with it several times before I returned to composition and made some changes that felt right. Funny how it can take a while to see. I hate to say it is beginning to be part of my process. I love paint scraped into a pile of "ish" or mixing it on my palette with out a plan. I think that is what I have been missing "The Plan". I have a tendency to feel my way through a painting. I do my best work when I start clean and lay every thing out. A fresh start so to speak. Nothing left on my palette from the day before and clean brushes is the best. I wish I was ritualistic and everything had its place and at times it actually happens, but not yesterday. So here it is and my ears remain in tack.