I once read a list of characteristics attributed to artists, and one was, “easily bored”. I felt that was untrue as I have PLENTY to do in the studio if not in other parts of life. Then I gave it more thought and for me, “bored” can translate to, “dislike of feeling stagnant or repetitive”. Ok yes, I get bored.
So I try to do a little exploring and this is what I came up with recently. My continued goal is to give less and less information with greater impact. I realize this is a lifelong journey, but little changes lead to larger shifts eventually.
Inspired by 2 recent workshops with Larry Moore and David Shevlino, I blocked this one in with a Bondo Scraper using acrylics. No brushes…just scooped up paint and applied color shapes. The next layer is oil, applied with 2 inch gesso brushes and palette knife. The underlying bold acrylic color shapes led me to stick with more chromatic oil color, which is great because sometimes I can get too neutral. I like where this is going and not sure what’s next. Stay tuned!
“Do not let it look as if you reasoned too much…”–Charles Hawthorne