It occurred to me that...

Part of my anxiety in the studio is the chaos. Piles of work, supplies and things everywhere. I've been productive and busy in all aspects of life, things get neglected. Yesterday after spending most of the day at the computer I wanted to get to the studio but felt depleted.  Bingo! Do what you do well, Clean! I began by clearing my work table, immediately a weight was lifted. Not the first time, won't be the last. When you make shit, Shit piles up. So now entering my favorite place is not a nervous moment but something to anticipate. 

One consideration and reason to keep things in order is that I go back and forth from waterbased to solventbased mediums.  Keeping materials separate, even with separate workstations is important. I've been lucky so far but I have pushed the boundaries of my attention span. I recall standing with brush in hand asking myself, Is this oil or acrylic?  Not life threatening but for someone craving order, okay a control freak...an issue. 

 

A new, unfinished group that was made horizontally. You get to view vertically. 

MP, Space Series, 2016, 1 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

MP, Space Series, 2016, 1 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 2 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 2 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 3 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 3 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 4 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 4 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 5 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

Space Series, 2016, 5 of 5, acrylic on paper, 11x14

This series is one of a few groups of five that I've made recently. The others are finished this one will get more attention but the feeling is there. Thanks for scrolling.