Q: What makes you just want to run back to the studio and start something new?
A: I work in series, which means that one pastel painting generally leads into the next. Considerable thought goes into it before I ever begin, so it would be rare for me to just start something new out of nowhere. Sometimes after a day in the studio I run home to my apartment to set up a new photograph. I arrange a group of my Mexican and Guatemalan figures on a black cloth, light the scene, and when everything is just right, photograph it. I love the fact that I can come home, shoot a roll of film, and then have 24 new images – more bad than good, but still – the next day! It’s such a departure from the slowness of my work in the studio, considering that in a good year I make 6 pastel paintings.
Posted on July 28, 2012, in An Artist's Life, Inspiration, Pastel Painting, Photography and tagged apartment, figures, Guatemalan, Mexican, photographs, series, Studio. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: What makes you just want to run back to the studio and start something new?.