Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shadow Play

"Shadow Play" - 8x8
Well, I just finished the second (or third?) painting in the Wardensville series.

As usual, my emotional pattern remains intact - high hopes at the onset, an early setback where I think I've ruined it, a stubborn refusal to quit, a rescue and recovery mission where my hopes take flight again, and then a slow, anti-climatic finish, and finally some disappointment.

I suspect this is how every artist feels during the process of every painting. Why do we go through this? I think most painters I've talked to say it's the process and the vision, but rarely the results, that provide the rush we crave.