Studio Notebooks here. In these notebooks are great notes that are meaningful to me-- quotes, process notes and technical data that are truly valuable. Keeping track of all that I've explored, tested and resolved are tucked away in many volumes.
Playing w/Paint Textures
Encaustic Paint Hues
A 36x36 painting w/crit notes
A Map of Brazil
Postcards of "Reckless Bliss" series from
the 'Simple Geometry' Show in SF
Combination Sketch & Collage Sketchbook
Studio Notebook of making Encaustic Paints
More Encaustic Alchemy
Traveling Sketchbooks & Writing
Postcard of Encaustic Painting
Looking over the Studio Notebooks tonite reinforces in me that there is no 'ending' to a particular work I make. The work continues and my process is moving forward and touching back in order to move forward each time I begin.
Here's returning again to the Poly Chromatic works that are driving me forward in the Acrylic medium.
I started these yesterday. After finishing my latest painting, "Interior" -- and working steadily on the 'surface zero' project (taking down encaustic paintings to the core), I often take a break from the current work and return to another body of work that is still in progress.
This allows me to recharge and working another medium simultaneously keeps my chops up. I am finding much satisfaction in the power of materials.
These are 8 Acrylic paintings on 10x10 canvases. More fun studies while I continue to explore the gel mediums and pushing Acrylics to another level. I enjoy taking these oblique shots of the work in progress and it offers me new perspective all the time.
Hope your studio sessions are keeping you engaged and taking you to new places to risk beyond where you've been! Thanks for stopping by!
exerpted from "Creativity For Life" --- Eric Maisel'
Once you'ave chosen the questions you mean to address, write responses that do the questions justice. Spent time at it. Lose yourself in the writing. Many fears, blocks, and distractions may prevent you from engaging yourself. You are, after all, asking yourself the hardest quetions imaginable. You may fear that such poking and probing will do some unalterable damage to your life. But have faith that you will survive your revelations. Remember the three maxims of Zen Buddishm: great faith, great questions, and great questioning of yourself.
Try not to censor the writing. When you feel the urge to stop, continue. Write for forty minutes, sixty minutes, ninety minutes. Fill up pages. Shake away your writer's cramp. Feel drained if the experience is draining, frightened if the experience is frightening, but will yourself to continue. Then, when you feel you have finished, congratulate yourself: you have been working in a way that few people dare to.