Yup, I've had another long break from painting, but tomorrow I'm baaaack. Here's hoping I kick off those sideways heels a little earlier this time around.
The more I look at this painting "Passage," the more it looks to me like it's about this whole process of stepping back to let a painting happen, even if it's over my own dead body.
Although "Passage" isn't the painting I was writing about in my "Doing It the Hard Way" post, when I completed this one a couple of days later, it too looked like parts of it were opening up to reveal the rest. In this case, the top and the bottom were opening up to reveal the middle.
And then yesterday---someone in the gallery looked at this itty bitty painting--it's 12" square-- and said, "It looks like it's being stretched open." Music to my masochistic ears.
So...now it's...baaaaaaack to the raaaaaaack...