Q: What’s on the easel today?
A: I am at work on a small (20″ x 26″) pastel-on-sandpaper painting tentatively called, “Duo.” My previous painting, “Charade,” was a breakthrough of sorts; at least I hope so, because it was such an ordeal to complete!
That’s why I am giving myself a break and making a relatively simple piece now. It’s a way of resting and also of re-filling the well.
Recently something happened that broke my heart: I had to put my beloved cat to sleep. When I look at this image I am reminded of Kit Kat, who was always by my side. He and I were another “Duo” alluded to in the title of this painting.
Comments are welcome!
Posted on January 2, 2016, in 2016, An Artist's Life, Art Works in Progress, Black Paintings, Creative Process, New York, NY, Pastel Painting, Photography, Studio, Working methods and tagged "Charade"', alluded, because, beloved, breakthrough, called, complete, easel, giving, happened, Kit Kat, making, myself, ordeal, painting, pastel, previous, progress, recently, refilling, relatively, reminded, resting, sandpaper, simple, something, tentatvely, today. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear cat and companion. Here’s hoping 2016 will favour you with fond memories and perhaps a new companion.
Best wishes, Bruce >
Thank you, Bruce. Happy New year!