Sunday, July 31, 2011
Starting from Scratch
I'm also considering switching to liquid acrylics. Given my spontaneous approach, it's a pain in the ass to have to both mix the colors and determine how fluid they should be when I always want them fluid and sometimes a bit runny. I'm reevaluating myself as an artist while scrubbing the accidental enros off my painting table, sink and surrounding counter top. A whole lot of thinking goes on while you're cleaning. Maybe too much? Trouble is: I'm not done. I don't know what I'm going to do about the floor? It may just have to remain as you see it.
I then spent two or three days cleaning, painting, sweating, cleaning, painting sweating. The floor dried-- but not as I expected. I wanted the high sheen finish I had seen on my son's garage floor, instead I got a matte finish, which started to chip three days later. I was mad as hell and I wasn't going to take it any more! I took all the supplies I had bought plus the empty paint cans back to the hardware store and hollared at everyone in front of everyone. The owner agreed the paint specialist had sold me the wrong stuff. He gave me all my money back and the right paint. HE DID NOT OFFER TO COME HOME WITH ME, HOWEVER, AND REDO THE FLOOR--AND I CERTAINLY WASN'T GOING TO START ALL OVER FROM SCRATCH
So that floor remains. And so my flicks and drips and dashes and spots will remain as reminders of paintings past till someone other than me gives a damn.