While I'm on the subject of apples here's a peek into the progression of a Honeycrisp apple painting that I did yesterday. I never remember to get progress shots and then sometimes when I do - I regret it because I've overworked a painting and I can't go backward to the most recent progress shot. Like Control Z. MOSTLY - I like to take in-progress shots for my own satisfaction because it makes me feel good to see that I can do something.
Side story: Once upon a time I watched a guy rig up a wind surfer and I was SO IMPRESSED. I was impressed by his familiarity with the pieces and strings. He started with a handful of abstract items and in a matter of seconds - he had created a windsurfer. I loved the process. I was completely enamoured by his knowledge. It had nothing to do with him. Or windsurfing... I just wanted to be that familiar with something.
I'm working randomly and sort of frantically lately. I have some bigger pieces that I want to work up to before mid October and the very, very best way to do that is to PAINT-AS-MUCH-AS-I-CAN. I'm trying to channel a certain energy and feeling for this show... I turn on furious music and let that be my momentum for the day. AND AS MUCH AS I LOVE the Mumford & Sons new album after a while it makes me want to sit in the corner and sob. So I am focusing my days with mind-numbing things like Skrillex.
Today: I should be taking half of the day to do errands. I am so tired of the endless errands. If things work out my way - I will just be hiding in my studio all day long. And it will be awesome. If you've got questions about my process - I'm happy to share... September - your sun is setting.