Running hard is not easy if one has been involved in showing rather than making. I feel rusty. That won't last long. Yesterday's work is very good; It just feels a little detached. Is this me? Yesterday's drawing is exuberant; it has the hard quality of contrast and space that I crave. This is not so true for yesterday's painting. I did fulfill a promise by beginning this painting, i.e., it is smaller than ones I have been doing over the last year. Consequently it will go faster. This is good for my introspective needs. It will also help me shake of this feeling of rust on the brain. Absence does make the need grow stronger, but it certainly brings surprise as well. Process is more confusing when I have not been in the routine of making art, day after day. My exhibit in Brooklyn swept me away. I must be emotionally tolerant as I return to my normal regimen.
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