I made these three big paintings (36″x36″) in a worksop in Vermont last weekend. Tomorrow I’ll share the notes from the class, but I thought I’d show you what I painted there first.
I think it is worth noting that I don’t really like these. I was merely following the exercises and this is where that took me. They seem filled with an angst that I don’t feel, and so don’t authentically represent my own voice.
You will not like everything you do as a working artist, and I think that’s important to acknowledge, and not only accept, but expect. If you are too busy timidly playing it safe, you won’t grow. Painting is a perfect place to be bold and risky. That attitude can pay off huge, or end up merely, eh.
If you love one of these, let me know and I can make it available to you at bargain prices. Otherwise, I expect these will get painted over, becoming substrate underpaintings for something that feels more like me.