Thursday, August 19, 2010
give yourself permission
So I have been working with oil in the studio, experimenting with surfaces. Recently I have been loving using oil paint on my marble dust boards (that I normally use for pastel.) After a few layers of underpainting in oil I kept trying to get the feeling I wanted. Paint, scrape, paint, scrape, paint wash off. Add pastel, take off pastel, add more oil paint, wipe, scrape..... and on and on....Now, what is it?
After yesterdays' s talk with Marla I kept hearing her words in my head.."nothing is precious..give yourself permission." So, as you notice, I gave myself full permission, And the painting has gone through many metamorphoses. Like a child growing, some phrases are more delightful, some are awkward. No regrets..... because it's not about keeping, it's about exploring.
I am not really looking for another pretty picture.