Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Art notes from the studio

Going through that crash/burn out end of a long series hit the wall creative surge ride the wave all the way through time (when time shows up again all of a sudden and smacks me in the face) is never pretty. I'll check the backlog of photographs to see when "3 Shields" was started, but it was May or June. I thought it would never end, be finished, be resolved. And then for a few minutes in a light drizzle those last few marks of white paint made it sing. It was finished. I slept on it. I put it back over there where I couldn't see it and waited. I waited a week. It seems like a century. Time. I checked it out and it was still ready for my signature. I didn't feel like dealing with it right then. I waited. Finally on Sunday it got "Oliver!" along with another canvas and 8 works on paper. It all came to a head at once. The last sheet from a packet of 30 sheets of watercolor paper. More is on the way but until then, break time. Crash/burn. I went "mental" the next day. Monday, October 20, 2014. When a person is in the "zone" with creative energy they are insane by most standards, except there is something that results from this insanity that is positive (most of the time). If there isn't an outlet for the creative energy then it gets a little interesting all of a sudden. Crash/burn. It is over. Now the bird of fire slumbers until time to rise out of its own ashes. Smoke break. Love.

“3 Shields”
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches | 61 x 91.5 cm
October 19, 2014

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