Wednesday, November 24, 2010


10 x 11,5 cm
There will be three more paintings, about a week apart, from this setup.  Once a painting is complete, I'm not supposed to look at it until all four are done.  The hardest part is to remember not to move anything, including the lamp I often use.  I put the mug on a box, hoping that would be a good sign for me that it's not the one that holds my drink this time.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


11,5 x 8,5 cm

I like the movie "Finding Forrester".    Forrester (Sean Connery) agreed to teach Jamal (Rob Brown) about writing.  Jamal sat down at the typewriter to write, but just sat.  Forrester asked him what he was doing, and Jamal answered, "I'm just thinking".  Forrester:  "No thinking - that comes later.  You must write your first draft with your heart.  You rewrite with your head.  The first key to writing is... to write, not to think!"
"Sometimes the simple rhythm of typing gets us from page one to page two."

My interpretation, translating it to painting, is that Sean Connery would tell me to paint with my heart.  Then refine (without suffocating what's painted).  The first key to painting is... to paint, not to think.
The simple rhythm of painting gets us from painting one to painting two. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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