Let go or be dragged.
I think in this quarantine I’m really developing my vocabulary for painting,of what it is I do. I live in the subject I paint -
by seeing it constantly I am always informed by it.
I can look at something but I don’t feel I know that subject, not until I’ve painted it a hundred times, I don’t feel like I know it. The same way I can’t paint portraits of people I don’t know, I have to understand them -just looking at a photograph I don’t understand it and certainly don’t have a handle on it.
Trying to get a grasp on bears right now? Yeah, I think we’re all trying for the bears these days.
Quick oil painting sketch between work shifts today. Oil on canvas on hope 6x8”.
Aliza and Her Monsters