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Spring Sheep


5 x 5 inches, Oil on Panel - Sold

I've been busy with keeping records and trying to be very aware of my creative process.  Today's painting comes after a couple of hours loosening up with a failed painting.  So I changed subjects and tried again.  The song I painted to was a broken record that went something like this:

Oh what the hell, you're running out of time, just get something done...how many days are you going to go without posting a painting?  You have to get something done...Just do it! 

Now this can go one of two ways.  
  • First and best way is, you throw caution to the wind and really loosen up, every brush stroke magically works and you don't have time to overwork a painting.  
  • Second and worst way is, things get bad fast, you can't concentrate, draw, mix colors...squeeze paint out of the tube because you failed the first time.
What about the middle, why does it have to be about extremes?  I answer that by offering the theory that creatives are all about the right side of the brain.  Emotions live there too.  Thankfully, this sheep is the result of the environment described in the first bullet above.

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