|Oil on canvas|
12" x 12"
Journal: I spent almost six hours in my studio today painting and listening to football. I paid attention to each play as it was called and gave less thought to specific brush marks.....pulled color from a slightly distracted "inspiration" and worked with reference to a drawing and a photograph. Line and energy were the important criteria, color too but less thought went into color selection. Once I got moving I couldn't stop. I've got four pieces in process of completion right now and am anxious to get started on two or three larger works I have general ideas about. I keep studying my work so see where it is going, where I am going with it. Landscapes and figures becoming less real, more expressive; more in the direction of unfiltered responses to what I'm feeling and seeing; using less and less organizational judgment and looking for balance and rhythm, things I always knew marked good work.