No point in worrying about things out of your control. Took a while but made good progress in the studio. Gently does it.
Sculpture on my mind.
…mad to think I have two solo shows coming…
Tinker + Research + Ideas = …
NB: Sketch from objects?
ideas: …soft pink highlights… hints of sandals… bruised colour…
Steps in the right direction. Had a notion to put trees in the background - the nothingness was annoying me. After that attempt and then a further attempt to incorporate reflective lines, i think blank is good. There is plenty going on in and amongst the three figures so to try and confuse it with more ammo may be a mistake.
Seneca on anger documentary. Nero’s tutor. People get angry because they are too hopeful - be more pessimistic and less surprised for misfortune.
Be psychologically prepared from when things go wrong. Dark Symbol - Rudder
“What need is there to weep over parts of life, the whole of it calls for tears.” - Seneca
Change to background. Neutral this time and I think it will work. There was a muck up when I went to put the blood moon back in and I tried to rectify the warmer tones on the upper right or the neutral colour but was then reminded of a quote by Rose Wylie: “I think you’re a lot happier if you don’t mind a bit of imperfection.” It feeds into the Seneca documentary from last night.
Another day filled with distractions.
An afternoon of application submissions and sketchbook studies.
Finished “A Manifold and Truly Glorious Strife.”
A lazy day.
Some interest. Started triptych.
Jan mentioned something that I think is important. Doing a little something everyday - even if you think there is no point - is better than doing nothing at all.
A weird impromptu visit. Well-intentioned but very sceptical.
The only absolute constant is change.
Painting Peer Critique Session went really well in the Golden Thread Gallery. Hoping it grows and develops.
Studio work. “Pioneer Studies” - good start. Haven’t done a triptych in a few years. Third canvas is all but there.