Tuesday, May 6, 2008

obsessive compulsive painting disorder ....

i have so much to do in my life ... but i am just ignoring it ALL and painting, painting, painting! i think about painting and my art and my upcoming gallery show CONSTANTLY ... like, i think there is something wrong inside my wee little brain .... i'm not especially compulsive historically ... but apparently, i'm quite capable of single mindedness..... i imagine (hope?) that i'll just be like this for another week and then i'll return to some sort of normal where i'm only in my art mode while in my studio ... and not having artsy thoughts 24/7 ..... we'll see ... maybe it's a permanent change ...that'll be weird, huh? 
so .... this is a three foot square canvas .... i've been working on it for quite a while .... the background is map (mostly pinellas county, florida) ..... i've named it nest (double word score) .... i've written about it in my flickr site ... but should add to it that i wanted a BIG nest piece ... but not a big nest ..... so there ya go ... this is a huge canvas ... but a fairly usual sized nest .... 

so, do you ever go crazy about something .... obsess over raw umber? .... dream about nests? .... compulse over whether or not fifty canvases is enough for your show? .... worry that your best painting is going to be the NEXT one ... so you keep going and going ..... i guess the most extraordinar thing is that i sometimes do get artist block .... and can't finish anything ... so i'll just appreciate this motivation while i have it .... 

come back tomorrow .... while allison was here, i actually worked on loads of paintings .... as did she! ..... so there will be more, more, more .....  cause all i want to do is paint, paint, paint! 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

is the green "thing" still undone?

I remember talk of it and that you had an idea for it....
just wondering.

You are doing so great on your canvas count -- I am hoping to have one done this weekend -- and start a bigger project then too

Jeannie

see you there! said...

Go, go go! "Make hay while the sun shines".

Send out for dinner, bribe your kids to sweep the floors, laundry? What laundry?

Keep making art!

Darla

Kelly said...

awesome! i wish i was in atlanta to i could see your show! i'll have to send my bff becky who lives in roswell. email me directions!

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