A little lost • • February 1, 2018
Clearly, I’ve plowed head long onto a whole new level of sensibility and picture making, and I’m having a ridiculously difficult time assessing what works and what doesn’t. And why do the passages I like the most now confuse whoever I show them to? Either I need to take things further, or I must figure out how to help everyone catch on. Looks like slow going ahead.
Here are quick snapshots of two that kept me confused yesterday. My moves, marks and textures are all over the place in this first one. How did some of them even happen? I honestly don’t know, and isn’t that just a little unsettling? The more you look at it, the less sense this picture makes, yet it still manages to hold together, barely. Okaaaaay, what does that mean?
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This next one is simply odd, just drowning in texture, yet at the same time so vague. I’m really trying to tickle in a waterfall and a little side rivulet too. I want all that texture to mean something and still be tantalizingly suggestive. Can I fill this picture with movement and definition you almost can’t catch? How do I do everything my gut says I should when it isn’t telling me how?