Where are you going my sweet young thing? Where I want? Perhaps, but more likely where you want to go. You choose. I follow. I will make it happen! My want is less important than your need. In the end, "want" and "need" may be the same? I am who you are. I just don't know it yet. Still learning. Yesterday's drawing surprises me as much as the painting. Figurative references, abstraction, playfulness? Absolutely!
I wish I knew! Yesterday's drawing, and the painting 2017 No.12, are proceeding with some kind of abstracted, visual references. Why is this surprising? Because, just as I thought I had become a non-representational painter I become an abstract/representational painter. I cannot help but see figures in both images produced yesterday. I have no choice but to proceed!
Yesterday's drawing is me better realizing my roots. The drawings from the previous two days of studio activity look and feel wrong. Wrong in the sense that those previous drawings appear too figuratively attached. I believe they are good drawings. Good in terms of all things formal, i.e., composition, value and size contrast, use of scale, the use of light and the third-dimension. Confusion is easy. Clarity is hard. The clarifying factor was the beginning of the painting 2017 No.9. It feels right. The struggle today is to keep it right. This is the discipline that is necessary in order to be successful in this game of making art
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