Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 Nights

I started a new series of daily paintings. I'm doing a painting each night for 30 nights. Thirty nights will bring me to December 10th. A special night. Each piece will be 10x10 inches, just like my variation series. They can be any subject I want, but mostly focusing on the waning light which gets earlier and earlier this time of year. This is a fascinating phenomenon to me and brings with it so many visceral feelings. Lots to paint!!

I had a lovely email today from a women. She was kind and humorous. From two short emails, I could tell I would like her very much. In her email she mentioned my variation series and she said that she was amazed that I could do 100 good things when she felt she couldn't even do one. Well, in thirty days, I might get a couple nice things, but I know I will also get some losers. That's part of it. The idea for me is to have a "go to". Something that I can fall into each day that has structure and depth. That's it. The "good" comes from the doing of it.

Each of these pieces were done in less than 15 minutes. Just sketches. They are both straight pastel. The sky piece on Richerdson pastel board and the other on Wallis sanded pastel paper that I've toned with raw siena.  

1 comment:

SamArtDog said...

So far, these night paintings are spell-binding. Can't wait to see more. I'm thrilled about your "Variations" poster and I hope you'll also publish one of these 30.

Please don't ever hesitate to tell us about your process. It's always fascinating.