Gaps in the Flow

 "Look Upon It So"  Acrylic, graphite, metal leaf on Panel  24" x 24" x 2"  2018

"Look Upon It So"  Acrylic, graphite, metal leaf on Panel  24" x 24" x 2"  2018

 "Beyond Right and Wrong"  Acrylic, graphite, metal leaf on Panel  24" x 24" x 2"  2018

"Beyond Right and Wrong"  Acrylic, graphite, metal leaf on Panel  24" x 24" x 2"  2018

Some people are steady at the helm of their creative activity and are regular like roughage. That's not me. Try as I might there can be long gaps between painting sessions. Such as it is now, after the solid month of painting at my residency at Brush Creek Ranch. Sometimes I return from a residency - spent. Other times, this time, I was energized and ready to continue the flow back home, but have been pulled away by life's other needs.

The longing to get back to it (when "life interruptus") is a blessing and a curse at times. I read somewhere about a man who finally sold his beloved piano because he couldn't bear looking at it unplayed. Longing is a great motivator, but when unfulfilled, can implode and fester.

In my case, I'm satisfied enough, for now, with drafting off of the productive month of April at Brush Creek, so am sharing 2 of my favorite paintings completed there. They are related but separate, pushing and pulling their spacial dimensions, testing the 2D planes of the flat surface.

Perhaps it was the bulging geology of central Wyoming that inspired this pair of paintings, or reading a biography about Bucky Fuller and his geodesic dome while I was there under the watchful eye of the great Universe. I never really know where the work comes from, but I try to ride the wave when it's happening.

Time to step into the current again - soon!