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!
So, so close to completeness is the painting 2017 No.11. The large spherical form bothers me... not quite correct. Otherwise, I'm good! This painting has a lot of play in it. I am very comfortable with playfulness, so much so that I crave it. This painting's depiction of play means I am turning a major corner in life and art, from serious, pedantic investigation to an explosion of playfulness. The dictionary defines playfulness as this: "the quality of being light-hearted or full of fun." Dictionary examples of usage include, "images of childlike innocence and playfulness" and "his work displays a playfulness and sense of humor." This reminds me of Pablo Picasso's famous quote, "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
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