Friday, July 18, 2014

Dry Spell

 The relaxing break I decided to give myself after #100, turned into a long stretch of not painting. No inspiration, no desire, no discipline.. Trying to be patient with it and see what it's all about.  Maybe I'm done? The last time I felt like this I stopped the pastel paintings I had been doing for ten years or so,  tried a lot of different things, and then water appeared.. first in the form of drawing, then acrylics, then oils. Hence a body of work.
Most of my paintings are seeking to understand water,  based on what I am constantly exposed to. A few "surfy" paintings , because I love seeing people in the water.  A lot of  trying to capture how I feel when I encounter chin dropping beauty.  I also don't like to repeat the same images, which really limits me. I like being surprised, astonished. 
So I finished this little painting this week.. Maybe I am tumbling too.. hopefully that means moving forward, and maybe even reforming.. Guess I will find out. Stay tuned. 

"holy roller"  oil/panel 8"x10"