after fumbling helplessly through the ‘technology’ drawer of my work desk for twenty minutes, i pocketed defeat and six AA batteries that were all out of juice. plan B: web cam - i can always count on it to be thoroughly cloudy, blurry and low res. don’t say i didn’t try.
Grass Detail Close Up. (1)
Grass Detail Close Up. (2)
And Yes, that is grey scale - intentionally for the moment. my plans are to do a warm green glaze or two after this coat dries. i have a feeling it will lend a more dimensional grass than previously acquired. Also, you have my word that the painting is cleaner and sharper than perceived in said photos - proof in the near future.
stroke by stroke - piece by piece - its coming to me slowly, never dragging… that slow motion anticipation - like focusing on a mouthful hitting each tiny bud on your tongue until it waves over you: instantaneous and stretched out at once.
yesterday marks week 6 of biologics. i have been injecting myself for three weeks now - getting a little easier each time - but like painting - it will take time and it will never quite feel easy. (the day art is easy is the day i will hang my head low enough to drag behind me.) sounds like a good image. wait for it.
emotions have been re-rooting themselves in the frozen earth, hard and heavy and overwhelming. but i’m enduring for the long hall, so don’t trip.
Also, i’ve busied myself with the hope of completing this painting for what will be a very realistic and timely goal - The entry deadline for the 2012 NM Contemporary Art Showcase at 516 ARTS Gallery. Expect to see me there, hopefully twice over, and i will expect to see you too.
Thoughts & Prayers,