01/16/2006: "End of a dry spell"
Well, I got back to Juneau on Sunday afternoon...I read a novel on the plane called Life Studies by Susan Vreeland, a book of short stories about artists and art...the writing isn't great, but I like reading about art so it was ok and more importantly, it made me want to get painting again, which I did as soon as I came in the door. I just finished a new painting tonight (for the most part), I think it looks pretty good. It feels amazing to be working again, and such a relief.
The new pieces have a bit different palette, more subdued with more burnt umber and raw sienna...I'll post some photos of the new work tomorrow when the light's better. In the mean time, I have dirty dishes, dirty clothes, dirty body, dirty teeth, you get the picture. It was worth it though. It always is. I mean, *damn* I love to paint!