I don’t know why I set this tough stuff up for myself. I like a challenge I guess. Funny thing about white–you have to use very little white to create the illusion that it’s all white.
I threw out 21 paintings today. The good news is–it means I’ve grown enough to see why I don’t want to keep them any more. I guess you have to throw some old ones out to make room for the new ones. Should’ve taken a photo of the pile!
Contrasting the black of the bottle and the white of the egg. The challenge of reflections and white, especially round white.
Painted today in my studio after a break. A breakthrough to get in there.
A mix of brush and palette knife. I love the shape and color of the bottle–a bluish black. The onion repeats the background color.
Had my Integral Transformational Practice call to complete Purpose Mapping with Craig Filek. He tossed out that my purpose was “to reveal beauty.” It was just meant as a working suggestion–but I think he nailed it.
Felt kind of awkward because of all of my experience but I want to learn how to use the knife without re-inventing the wheel. I’d long ago picked up some snobbery about palette knife painting from somewhere. It’s like Thomas Kinkade or something of that nature. Too bad. The knife promises to add a new dimension to my work and I’m looking forward to discovering what that will look like.