I am wanting to document in writing what I have done throughout each day in the studio, but I am finding I have so much I want to do, it so hard to take the time to write at the end of the day. I want to paint up until the very last minute before I have to pack up and head home.
On Wednesday I worked on an abstract that didn't quite feel finished. I am still trying to understand abstract and what I want to do with it, so I brought it to my mentor, Joyce McCarten, and she suggested just leaving it and moving on. "You will just have a stack of those as you are working through towards some thing new." Good thinking. It is quite challenging to know when to stop. I got extremely frustrated with color on Wednesday so today I plan on looking at Gauguin for inspiration. Since I am not a "paint from the tube" kind of gal, my colors sometimes can get too muddy for my liking, so I am hoping he has something to teach me that I can understand.
I feel like I have so much I want to do and it feels like the day is over already – luckily it is only 9:30am!