5:41 PM: it was too heavy & not in the spirit of the other motion paintings, so i wiped it out while it was still wet & will start over in the morning.
2 PM: as i was preparing to clean my brushes, a few things caught my eye that needed a little work. BELOW is the BEFORE (left) and AFTER. can you discern what i did, and if it improved the painting? hint: click on the 2 images to make them full screen, then click back & forth & compare the grey of the rocks on the left, center & bottom.
12:29 PM: today i was in a way better space than yesterday, when i was in a lot of pain from my jaw/molar issues. so i leapt into action, scraping, painting, drawing with oil pastels & scraping some more with my many toothed instruments that leave parallel marks akin to splashing water.
my whole body is involved, so i better be feeling good. right now motion 10 is in a good place, with an energy inspired by all the great movement/action painters i've admired & studied, from hals to rembrandt, guston and of course the one and only dekooning. great art transcends time, so internally i don't really make a distinction. and, having spent many months using acrylics with my gaze series, i have a new appreciation for what can only really be done with oils, which stay moist long enough to work into them, creating effects that would be impossible with any other medium.