Notes to myself on beginning a painting - Richard Diebenkorn.
I am secretly delighted by some of these....perverse carefulness is intriguing! As is using the destructive potential of boredom. Chaos, now, that is a steady state in my studio and in many of my paintings. It is certainly the state of my calendar. "Attempt what is not certain" - this is a call to ADVENTURE and EXPLORATION! Oh yes! My heart sings at that one.
And so, this little piece, following some of these rules on top of a workshop start, leaves me a little giddy and mildly euphoric. Can one be just a little euphoric? Perhaps that makes me just a smidgeon Pollyanna. :)
4/4/2018 10:56:46 am
Jen, your post title/painting title made me laugh and feel curious before I even got started! Perfect!
4/4/2018 11:22:56 am
Dotty! Thank you! Unruly rules! Just what we both needed today!! xo
4/4/2018 02:40:48 pm
A wise motto for us all, Risa! xo
4/7/2018 01:57:32 am
Thanks for the RULES! I love Diebenkorn's work. I can relate to many, "careful in a perverse way" has me stumped a bit. Love you abstracts! That lt. blue seems to shine, echo to your euphoria!
4/7/2018 08:50:21 am
ooooooh thanks, Carol! "careful in a perverse way"...could mean not really careful at all, I suppose. Maybe we would think of it as not being precious with our art?
4/7/2018 09:21:30 am
Looked up perverse synonyms... some I liked were: obstinate,stubborn, rebellious,pigheaded, and unyielding.
4/7/2018 10:01:42 am
carefulness in a pigheaded way...hmmmmmm
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