Sunday, October 31, 2010
The work continues. The soundtrack has changed as well. Each painting has it's own soundtrack while I work on them. I sometimes know what that will be and other times I find out. Finding the right soundtrack results from trial and error. If things aren't happening easily and the flow isn't there or just seems funky I switch playlists. Sometimes an entire body of work has a shared soundtrack. There are also works that only allow me to listen to a single EP or LP over and over. Afterwards I will not listen that band for a while afterwards.
This painting is filling in quite nicely. I don't think I'm near the end anytime soon, but I want to complete it before next weekend if possible. I don't want to chance loosing the energy of this painting and want to carry it into the next pieces quickly. Next weekend I will sit down and start sketching for the next few works. The plan will be to add drawings into the mix. I've always loved to draw and sometimes my drawings feel stronger than the paintings that come out of them. In this works case I feel that the pencil drawing, pen and marker drawing and the painting each stand on their own being different and a continuation of an idea without loosing any of the initial dynamic qualities. I hope my luck continues with the rest of this body of work.