Not too long ago, I displayed a Chuck Close quote where he said that work is inspiration in itself, that by simply steadfastly doing what you do will open up creative avenues to follow. I frimly believe that and have experienced it on many occasions including just this past week.
As I have been documenting, I am working on a large canvas, which is nearing completion, by the way. I showed, in a post last week, how I would cut the image into sections to weigh the strength of each area of the canvas to make sure that it had its own visual power to contribute to the painting as a whole. I showed the two section from each edge of the canvas and concluded that both pieces stood up well as strong parts of the overall painting as well as compositions in their own rights.
In fact, the section from the…
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