Satisfaction is completing a painting that takes you to a new place.
Every move becomes italized, accentuated, saturated with intention and experience. A rush can seem like slow motion.
Silver lines- thick profile curves cover burnt orange and filagree silver chiaroscuro lines which define my white thought-bubble forms like a photographic overlay. More layers of white intensify the white and sky blue returns for a few accents.
I had prepared some black but none was necessary. The pre-existing 4 black vertical lines were enough.
The complex experience of completion- enjoying it and questioning it at the same time- is bittersweet. I could fiddle but it might not help, so I resist that temptation.
I paint sitting on the floor, Japanese Style, with my painting leaning against the wall so that it is part of my closest environment. It captures the drips. I keep some of the drips and edit other ones. My final move is to hang my wet painting on the wall and it separates from me.
While I painted today I listened to Ekhart Tolle's web-cast with Oprah Winfrey. Eckhart's philosophy hels me to focus and to feel calm and centered.
Now I understand the concept of being 2 related beings- the person making my work and the person witnessing me making my work. This concept is a creative approach I learned by studying acting- of having 2 symbiotic side-by-side beings- the person that is me and the person that is my character.
My paintings are my characters that I inhabit and make real. I am always there beside them. The synthesis of these two related entities is the result.
Immersing myself in this process has opened me up to new information, new experience.
Previously, I had gone through several months of frustration and negativity- my longest period of not painting in over 20 years. I was stuck and I thought I had nothing more to paint. I had become too mental. And I had focused on the external challenges that do not really matter.
Finally I broke through my own resistance. I reconnected to my Power Lines.
Long LIVE Power Lines.