I was very sad when I arrived at the studio this morning, and I just couldn’t shake it. I knew I needed to release the energy but I didn’t want to put that sadness into my existing work. So I decided to grab the palette knife and let it out on a new painting.
My initial goal was simply to get the pain out of my body. About half way through the painting I became conscious of my surroundings and of whether or not the colors were playing well with each other. And during the last five minutes, I made a couple of compositional adjustments. For the most part this was about release.
Sometimes I just need a good cry.