Getting creative with titles for these racing paintings is becoming a challenge. Now I understand why some artists just number their pieces.
So, Michael walks into the studio this afternoon and says: "You're painting sorta abstract with a lot of brushwork, getting away from detail." He's tentative, I'm feeling sorta good about this direction.
I printed out Irwin Greenberg's "Words to Paint By" kindly posted on one of Robert Genn's clickbacks. Taking my time to read through the list of 100, they are to be savored. Here's a couple that are apropos to this painting:
14. Keep it simple.
94. To emphasize something means that the other parts of a picture must be muted.
Blog quote is from "Whispering Winds of Change", by one of my favorite spiritual gurus, Stuart Wilde.
"Of course spiritually, recession and financial disaster are a marvelous thing. It's hard to persuade people to change their ways while they're hurtling around in their Porches. But once you deprive a person of their security blanket of materialism they are left with only themselves."