Monday, July 23, 2012

How important is it...

to be able to articulate what I want to do when I paint?
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

1 comment:

  1. HI Lisa,
    I know the space you are in...have visited it before and I really believe that sometimes the only way through is to surrender and do something totally different. some artists paint their way through a block...I have not been able to do that...I tend to have to put it down for a period, do something outside of studio and let it unfold. For me it is listening to the inner world of my life trying to tell me something and the doing has to stop for me to hear it...I know you will find your way back to the unique self expression that is so you and so beautiful! I wake up every morning smiling at my painting you did for my bedroom!
    Much love,