Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Go To Sea Young Man 7"x5" #7
Yesterday was one of those days when I was filled with doubt about what I am doing and asking myself, am I insane for trying to make art my life? Some days it does seem like it would be easier to go back to being an insurance agent even if I did hate almost every minute of the last seven years being one. Everyone needs insurance but no one likes the fact they have to have it. Anyway, I solved my dilemma by hiding under a blanket on the couch, eating mini Reese's cups, and watching cartoons with the cats. Plus it was cold here in Texas and the laundry room/studio is not plugged into the central heating yet.
So, I had my day and today came back into the 50 degree studio with new resolve and number 7 is the result. I enjoyed letting some of the black gesso undercoat bleed through. It was fun to experiment with brush strokes as well. So what it comes down to, painting in a 50 degree studio is a lot more fun that sitting in a dull grey cubicle with people yelling at me. Problem solved.