There are times, like yesterday, when I don't want to make decisions, I just want to fly. The direction doesn't matter. It felt like meditation, but of course, it was not. In some ways I simply fell back into the usual pattern: the couple. Willem de Kooning had his women, I have my couples. The couples are much more than a subject, they are the meat to make the stew. They are just beginnings, but the ends are complex combinations of questions and answers. More questions, than answers.
On such days as yesterday, one purpose is to distance myself from the painting that is in process. Especially at the stage in which I find Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014. If I give in to drawing I store up a bit more intuition, and some good energy. Then, when I return to paint, I will paint with more energy, and clearer, more incisive, deliberation. The painting will finish up well, without me wasting my time. Most of the questions I posed in Untitled Diptych-04·15·2014 have been answered. To finish I require more ardent finesse than creative invention.
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