All work and no play makes Julie a dull girl...
All work and no play makes Julie a dull girl...

Friday I started this painting. I've had this 24x36" canvas hanging around and for a long time I couldn't think of anything to paint on it. Forget sketchbooks...plans...you know.. I make this stuff up as I go. I get an idea and let it percolate in my brain for a day, week, month and then I paint. No test painting...who has time for that? I'd rather torture myself.

So I started painting. It was a beautiful day, low 70's, sunny....fantastic.

Windows open.

Birds chirping.

Nespresso in hand...

And man....did this ever turn out to be a boring painting. With circles even.

Painting progression. Clockwise from left: Block in the initial idea.. tune the idea...draw in something I will hate in a few minutes....test on wall....test in potential hanging space....repeat. (Not pictured) toss and turn...lose sleep....imagine what is wrong....think of solution....change idea....complete.

Painting progression. Clockwise from left: Block in the initial idea.. tune the idea...draw in something I will hate in a few minutes....test on wall....test in potential hanging space....repeat. (Not pictured) toss and turn...lose sleep....imagine what is wrong....think of solution....change idea....complete.

I hate curves...

Angles. Squares. That's my M.O.

Someone pissed me off.. big argument...and then THAT'S when things started to get interesting with said artwork:

The Score 24x36", stretched canvas. 2013

The Score 24x36", stretched canvas. 2013

So I guess it's true what they say about passion in artwork..

Get some.