November 18, 2007

(31) Darjeeling
6 x 8, oil
Early every morning, I make a pot of tea and sit down at the computer to read the day's email- and like many of you, I see the new blog painting with a fresh eye. And very often, I cringe. I find myself wishing areas were painted darker, lighter, warmer, cooler; or perhaps it is the accuracy of the drawing that is off. What was previously unnoticed is suddenly and painfully obvious. When I feel this way, this quote by Philip Guston reminds me that I am not alone: "I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning, the delirium is over. I come in very fearfully, creeping in to see what happened the night before. And the feeling is one of "My God, did I do that?". (never ceases to crack me up)

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