In the spirit of artist Anne Truitt, I am going to take a month to publish my daybook here, using entries from my art journal. Each morning, I take 5 minutes to write about my work, including where I am at with my current piece and what I am thinking about in relation to the work.
As I explore this work with black and white and women and paint, many safes drop into the room; many feelings make me question and doubt before vision takes hold. I feel the vision taking hold and still the questions wedge in like cracks that let water in, threatening to pull me in another direction.
Working with the Georgia image, folding the photo and finding the moment of interest, where the blocky geometry of the cut and folded paper pushes her face in an interesting way - finding the composition.
Will photograph the still life today. I miss the steady setup of studio, but piecing together the efforts at home to get this next piece going is good. Maybe I can streamline the process, move it to the studio someday, use the space there better and get equipment to help with it all. But today, setups and photos and tinting and then to the studio to start drawing.
I wish to make this work continually more authentic, genuine, strong. Clear.