Right now, I'm struggling. Each painting is an effort. It's possible that being able to speak about my goal for each painting, and perhaps describe the process by which I want to achieve that goal, would be helpful in times like these.
But would it?
When I'm on a roll, the paintings come almost effortlessly. They certainly don't require explanation or even much inspection. When they're right, they're right.
Perhaps, like everything else, each painting, each day of work, must be approached on an individual level and treated differently. I suspect that there are so many factors that go into determining what I paint and how I paint it that it would be impossible to compute, much less put into words.
Down by the River