Monday, June 20, 2011
Day Four with Jesse Reno at his studio. I got over the hump of the third day blues yesterday and plowed ahead today. One more day to go . . .
My friend Steph stopped by today to tour the studio, say hello to Jesse, and go to lunch with me. I also asked for her feedback on my pieces as I value Steph's art sense and her honesty. She performed a very delicate art intervention, telling me to cover most of what I had done and start fresh. Deep breath, but it was the right advice.
I spent the day getting rid of the progress I made yesterday on my large canvas piece. I liked the original ground I had created, but when I started blocking out a couple of figures, I became increasingly frustrated. So, with the encouragement of Steph, I started covering up the misfit images and created a new background. From there, I started to identify a completely different figure. Sea horse? Bird? Seabird on a wheel? I'm not finished blocking the creature, so who knows what will emerge in the end.
We had a little gathering after class tonight on board Rapture. We enjoyed a nice, summer evening on the water, watching the sun go down behind the buildings and then the reflection of the lights on the river as it got dark.