It is amazing how one painting on paper, set aside for many months, suddenly returns to my thoughts and becomes important to my developing process.
My painting on paper (below) is 22 x 30 inches which I signed and dated on the back: October 2010. I put it away after painting it (for a year and a half) and haven’t looked at it again until today. (But I have been thinking about it for the past few days but couldn’t remember where I put it!) While working in my studio, this painting on paper suddenly became important to my process. Somehow I just know that I needed to look at this painting again to develop a current idea I am working on for a new painting.
There seems to be a connection to this note I also found recently. It is a quote I’d scrawled on a scrap of paper 1 or 2 years ago–I don’t know the origin: * choose a way of working—–that must be solved before important work can be done. It is a long and complicated task for any painter to find her personal voice and keep it intact and natural.*