I spent some time in the studio today because I knew you’d be expecting to see new work from me. Have you seen my new studio? It’s fabulous. I don’t know how I got along without it before.
Like other artists, I go through productive periods and fallow periods. Sometimes I need time off from painting to let new ideas come in. At the moment I’m in an experimental period where I’m trying out new techniques and ideas. Here’s what I did today:
I’m at the very beginning of creating a new body of work. I’m struggling with conceptual issues as well as practical issues, like size. I want to work big, but big becomes a problem when I have to take the paintings anywhere. Do I limit the size of my paintings to what will fit in my car? That seems kind of arbitrary. But I’m not keen on the idea of renting trucks, either.