Tuesday, 9 October 2007
. . . another enriching layer of disquiet . . . (and a little patch of blue)
(click on pic)
some days all you can do is feel utter
frustration at how a painting refuses to
'be' what you require it to be.
of course, it would help if i understood
what it is, in literal terms, i actually
a layered distortion reflecting the environment
in which the very foundations of our man-made
existence has corroded and gone back to earth...
..not a still life then..??
all morning i have spent glaring in a rothko type
frenzy of frustration at the canvas propped on my
and i do this because..??
well.. there can be hours, days, weeks, months of
angst ridden splattering paint over paint over paint
bad, worse, what the hell am i doing...
and then, without thinking or taking much consideration,
mix some cobalt blue lazily with a prussian blue, trowel
it over a still wet canvas of cadmium red and..
..that's fucking beautiful..
the "best mistake" happens..
can it be sustained to complete the painting as a whole?
probably not, but for now, i kinda like that little patch
and that is reason enough.. ?
Posted by Heaton at 12:46