Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Bentleyville- Day 1
I guess I'll just call this "Bentleyville" while I'm working on it. I haven't been super-excited about an idea in a long time, but this is the one. I have been pondering for a while how my paintings seem to be correct, physically, but wrong metaphysically. If such a thing is possible. I am feeling like it is time to try something less comfortable, for me. I am making an effort to be less excruciatingly exacting, which I feel kills a lot of great texture and the spontaneity that makes a great painting really great.
I'm going to try not to overmix, overblend, overdraw, overTOUCH this painting. But I also want areas of high focus. Let's see what happens.