Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Freeman Road ..9" x 12" ..O/P
When the rush is on and you feel the pressure of hurrying to get that last stroke , that last fleeting ray of light , the adrenalin is flowing, you are uninhibited , oblivious to all but the scene before you. Things are happening, it paints itself and you can do no wrong it seems. The colours are where you want them on the palette and mixing is intuitive. You are ' in the zone '! The act of painting is frenetic and as you near the finish you feel accomplished, drained. "That was work", and ...you smile.
This happens as it did for me in this painting as I am sure it has happened for many of you.
It isn't to say that a painting done in a short time ( twenty minutes) as this one was , is a good or even a bad painting.
It was just, 'in the doing' !