I am back, big and strong. First, I was swept away by my solo show in New York City. Then I returned to a dirty and clogged studio. Over the last two weeks I have opened-up and cleaned my studio. I return today to a vastly more accessible studio; one that will allow me to make two paintings at once; a drawing as well. My intension is this: To be working simultaneously on a large painting (bigger than 70 inches on one side), a smaller painting (smaller than 36 inches on one side), while continue my practice of making one or two drawings per day. I have a need to progress quickly, to problem solve quickly. By having two spaces to work on paintings I can experiment on a smaller painting while unravelling the requirements a more complex larger work demands. I can now place two paintings side by side on my work wall. In addition, by removing all the old work that was lying around I have room for an easel on which to draw. I was reluctant to give up my studio time for clearing and cleaning activity. This massive clean has revitalized of my studio. It was the right thing to do. My work can now proceed more efficiently, allowing a quicker means to unravel my peculiar way of seeing. Two paintings at a time is better; one painting at a time was not enough. Yes, today I am back in the studio with great zeal and vigor.
Today I show you the final state of 2017 No.14 (which is reproduced here, in this blog, for the first time). This painting was completed in early March 2018, just before the opening of my One Brooklyn Bridge Park exhibition.
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