2010 Me 2014 Obsessive 2013 Four Mandalas For Stability
2010 Me 2014 Obsessive 2013 Four Mandalas For Stability

How
I
Make
a
Painting

I clear my mind of distractions that can’t work toward the painting in some way.

I consider the mood I want to achieve.

I start painting.

Perhaps the first decision is a color, shape, line, or space decision; a simple notion barely grasped that can work toward the mood.

Then, I respond, respond, respond. Intuitively, I get involved in the painting’s life outside of myself. It gets out of hand a bit. I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing but that’s the hell and the joy.

I surprise myself. I go against myself. I go with myself.

I sit, I sit, I sit.

I look.

I finish the painting.