I finished this piece a week or so ago. It was hard to find that illusive point. It is different than I have done before, especially in acrylic. I think it works on some levels and anyway, it is entered into a juried exhibition. I won't know for a while if it is accepted. If it is or if it is not, will bring a whole new set of emotions about this work. Perspective. Point of view. This really is the issue I tend to struggle with these days. More on that later...
I have been working on a new painting for the last three weeks. It's a self-portrait. And in this painting, as in most that I attempt, I reach a point where I am uncertain as to how to complete it. There is always a part that is not working the way I feel the rest is. It's usually something I don't understand visually, or is something that just is not working in the composition. I am under a deadline on this piece, so I must figure it out in the next day or so.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for a couple of years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...