Sunday, April 6, 2014

lest all my post titles become gerunds

There hasn't been much activity in my studio this month, with parents visiting (yay!) and the kids out of school (yaaaaaaay), not to mention balmy temperatures and cherry trees blooming left and right. 

But here's a piece I started last month... About 3 x 4', larger scale than what I've been working on for the past six months, and therefore both compelling and daunting. What am I doing? 

I ask myself every day.

I want patterns so badly, and yet I don't know where to start. I have made several attempts, and they all looked clumsy and contrived.

That's ok, though, because covering up the mistakes is leading to some more depth in the layers, and more simplification overall. 

I like it when you can see evidence of previous choices. When things look a little haphazard.

Looking at finished work, it's easy to take all those strokes as a foregone conclusion... That's why I like to put up pictures of the process, when I am wondering what comes next, too.



Mieke Stoub said...

This post otherwise known as "gerunding"

Robin Danely said...

EXACTLY. As in, "if you need me I'll be in my studio, gerunding."

Mieke Stoub said...