Slide (detail) by Jennie
…than a sick artist.. really, it’s pathetic. I kept trying to drag myself to my studio and finding myself feverish and shivering, still trying to hold onto my easel. The good news is I’m almost better. I did get some painting in last night. I seem to be on a very dark bent with my painting of late. rather than question it or wonder why I am just letting the paintings emerge the way they want to. a couple of things are clear: my painting is progressing and evolving, and I have issues. but we all knew that anyway!
I think the key thing is that I am working so hard on the business side that I am not painting as much as I should or want to. no matter how much work I do, if the paintings aren’t there then there is really no point! I am excited again about seeing my paintings leap out of my head and onto the canvas. my block seems to be over and, with it, my fears of doing justice to the works in my mind, and my fear of letting go.