Blocked out “Bereft Clown”.
Found an ogham poster on North Street with an interesting translation.
Studio work today. Thought I was close to finishing ‘confessional’ but it might be further away than I imagined.
“You make a mistake when you explain the paintings through the war.”
Mark Stevens - on Bacon’s “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion”
Several shooting stars.
Probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. Childhood hero reduced. It's a real jolt to the system.
Trauma doesn’t discriminate. It’s so subjective that it can defy explanation or description. Nightmarish.
Need to learn to keep some things to yourself.
See it through. Stay strong and keep head up.
Panic attack today.
You never fully appreciate someone until its too late. A true legend that has shaped so many. Time with family is so important.
Resolutions < Revolutions
Thought I had a good night’s sleep but my body is telling me different. Need to draw more again.
Getting lost in thought about art is a joy. It’s like taking a mini vacation.
Some sketchbook work. Not much but it’s a start.
Look more before putting pen to paper. This is not to say to lose the immediacy during the act of drawing but to take a breath to absorb and examine what an image has to offer.
Finished “Confessional”. Maybe when the mind is distracted slightly it makes studio work more of an automated response? Decisions were made and action was taken.
Not saying having a completely distracted head-space works. Far from it. I’ve been there plenty of times and it’s disastrous. No. It’s more a case of - you’re in the studio and you have a clear(ish) idea of where the work will go so you follow that. The decision making dilemma is lessened due to the preoccupation of other matters going on upstairs.
A bit of work done to “Bereft Clown before clearing the palette and studio up for another year.