Sunday, March 20, 2011
Even though I`ve painted focused studies of wetlands, this one didn`t come easy. With big paintings, there is no confidence from day to day that it will work out. There is no choice but to accept the anxiety. In the worst situations there will be an extensive commitment of time and intention to no avail. Something is fatally wrong and it has to go. Defeat is what it is. I will have photographed it however and sometime years later, I`ll see in the image what should have been obvious. The solution will seem simple. Of course it`s long gone, I don`t tolerate failures sitting around mocking me too well. Kill it and move on.