5:33 PM: my mentee, k., cam over today & started a painting based upon a photo i shot years ago of the napa valley vinyards. it’s spring break, so next week he can come over any time he feels like. that works for me; i do some of my best work when he’s in the studio. we don’t say much…we just work on our individual paintings & then i might give him some feedback.
today i worked on meandering creek, a painting i hadn’t touched since december 5th. it was an interesting start, but the more i looked at it, the more i saw how unresolved it was. i turned it on it’s side and began working over it and then into it. so at the end of my painting day it looked like what you see below.
i switched off between meandering creek and motion 16, which i’ve been working on for the past few days. as you see below, today it took a similar path to the other recent paintings in this series; one of utter simplicity.