Saturday, October 04, 2008

Snail's Pace

My painting has really slowed down to a snail’s pace. I am discovering why I became so excited about contemporary, mix media and abstract painting and stuck with it for so many years. The fast pace, the unpredictable and inventiveness of the process is much more exciting than working in the slow, but seductive, oils. Looking for subject matter, arranging the set up and the lighting are so time consuming that I often lose interest by the time I start to paint. Then I find myself taking breaks from the studio because of the fumes of the thinners and mediums and often, distracted by something else, I do not get back to the easel. Excuses, excuses, excuses!

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