Last night: Monday Night Drawing...it wasn't just me dragging, everyone seemed sapped of energy. The whole day had felt that way. So much for that painting a week resolution, or so I thought.
After a productive workday today, I feel good about heading into the studio, wetting the brushes with water and color and getting to work. Over the weekend I was able to clear off the work tables, organize materials, rid myself of a load of junk and have myself ready to go.
Among all that stuff that was contributing to my case of painter's block, are several unfinished pieces that shouldn't require too much more than "tweaking" to have them complete.
So tonight's mission, should I choose to accept it, is to make some headway (pun intentional there, folks) with the couple of watercolor portraits asleep on the easel or the more than several landscapes that right now just litter my landscape.
The epiphany last night was what energy quinacidrone gold brings to the surface of a watercolor portrait. So, I move forward with my brushes...who knows, maybe I might even take a few photos and post the jpgs. before calling it a night!
Oh, and today's pearl of wisdom, snipped from the Boston Globe years ago and yellowed among the scraps and litter on the worktable:
"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".
- Marcel Proust