It sounds simple, I know, but I have finally arrived at what I’ll just call a ‘way of working’. A gathering of processes I’ve struggled with while transitioning to abstract painting that means I can freely attack a concept with a rough idea of how to develop it, and move intuitively as I work, not thinking so much about what the paint is or isn’t doing.
It’s only temporary of course, and just one of many such transitory methodologies to come, but a milestone!
My mom and dad used to save the newspaper want ad pages for me to draw on when I was little (small type, nice and uniform, no bothersome big titles or photographs) and I so clearly remember settling down on the floor with those big empty pages, excited to begin. I still feel exactly the same when faced with a wonderful blank work surface, and at the moment, feel particularly liberated – ready to devour them!