Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Stages of Creation

On day 3 of my reduction print process my joyous delirium came to a halt. It is the same with painting for me. The beginning of a new work offers up a veritable smorgasbord of possibilities and the excitement is practically uncontrollable. Then............reality sets in with the limitations and imperfections inherent in every work. That happened on day 3 with the application of the light violet. Cut marks that were unintentional showed up everywhere. I like a few accidental marks, but I always want them where I want them. Oh dear. Imperfection. I must learn to love it.

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