Friday, May 9, 2008

So much for figures

Some new paintings are in the works since I can't paint the figure right now. I am trying to work through a lot of different things. Some very very personal, some on a more aesthetic level. Either way, every day in the studio seems to be a fight or battle of some sort.

I don't quite understand why I can get more work accomplished when there is a personal crisis, but I suppose that I should be happy that I have an outlet.

The first piece, Lonely Chair, was done shortly after visiting Italy. The second painting, Empty Chairs, was finished about two weeks ago (late April 2008). I never figured on painting chairs again. I usually turned to chairs in interior spaces when I was alone, had no model, or was stuck...

I guess that I shouldn't listen to the Beatles so much.