Friday, May 13, 2011
Aligning the planets
I've had a week of being ill, nightly insomnia and a house guest. As a result, art has taken a back seat. I always feel more out of sorts when I can't make progress in the studio.
I've browsed and read and planned and sketched but didn't get too far. Tonight I'm working on the water in a previous painting Vertigo to finish off that painting while another previously abandoned piece waits in the wings to be revitalized.
Its interesting how, at least for me, everything physically must be in sync for paint or pencil to create its magic. If just one thing is off kilter, it throws everything else. I'm also at a bit of a crossroad. So much is happening with me in art in terms of opportunity and commitment I wonder just how much I can fit in or what needs to change to accommodate it more easily. Even with insomnia, there are still only so many hours in the day.
So I'll leave you with a sketch. If all else fails, sketches still work. They don't demand the same level of planning or commitment as a full drawing does and allow me to skill practice, even if only on a small, brief scale.