On my studio table
I was able to get into the studio this week after about a month break. When I first entered the studio I felt like I wandered and meandered around a bit. The question “Now What?” lingered heavily in the air after completing so many paintings for the show. So I started working on something that I had started about a month ago. Here is a detail of that work in progress.
I am still doing my daily drawings over on IG.
Interesting thing I’ve noticed is that when I do still life drawings, that when I go and paint, my paintings are so much looser. I noticed that last year when I was taking a still life oil painting class last winter in Evanston. At that time I was working on my bowls series for my solo show. I would go to the class and paint from life, doing meticulous observation of light and form and color. And then when I would go to my studio and paint and my paintings started to lose their grip on the concrete, like this one. hmmm. I love to do both, literal interpretation of what is in front of me and the metaphorical of what is within. I wonder if something gets triggered in my brain by doing the life drawings which allows me to loosen up.