New painting started. It took me two days to draw the complicated composition. All those legs in front of and behind, all those bodies both horse and human, stacked up one after another. My inspiration is from a photo I shot at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga last summer. I'm not so sure it's wise to take on an intricate composition like this when I'm under various guns to produce lots of paintings.
Remember in the film "Pollock" when Lee Krasner screams at Pollack: "Paint! Paint! Paint!" Michael has adopted that line and made it his own. Standing in the doorway of my studio, he proclaims variations on the original such as "just paint it" or "you can paint anything" or "are you painting yet" or "is the painting finished yet" or "the painting just doesn't feel right" or "you've got paint on your face".
Thank goodness for profoundly committed partners.
"The complexity of yourself being poured into the painting is the issue." - Elmer Bischoff