You may have noticed from my new header title that I dropped the word "day,"(avoiding the rigamarole of starting a new blog). I'm moving away from my daily blogger commitment. I've discovered that for me Drawing and painting are one and the same. I don't produce a painting in hours--more like days and sometimes weeks. Quick sketches and thumbnail paintings, yes. These are tools I use to familiarize myself with the subject and work out problems that pop up during the painting process. But I'm through with drawings dashed off for the sake of the blog not for the sake of art. What has happened is: the blog has become more important than the art--and that's why it's time to back off.
I've got two painting series to complete. The only way I'm going to accomplish that is to put more hours in the studio and a lot less hours sitting at the computer--especially, now that I'm consumed with learning my way around my new Blackberry. How many machines does one have time for PLUS making art? First time back in the studio this morning, I took inventory and realized I had to re-evaluate my priorities.
Spring Woods is looking pretty good to me. A couple more days of observation and I'll sign and date it.
Summer Woods still needs work--a bit more definition. I'll show it again when I think I'm done. (The colors don't photograph as they are in reality. The sky is yellow pink--a lot warmer. Too bad. Something to watch out for when you sell/buy art on line).
But I don't know if I can. I've become hooked--on blogging--on the blackberry. Maybe addicted? Do they have a Betty Ford for this? Not that I've heard. I'm going to have to do it myself cold turkey--so I dropped the 'day' in drawing of. It's a start.