january 30

01-30-15 "remaking again"
01-30-15 “remaking again”

10″x10″ acrylic on paper

This is another re-purposed old poem-painting. It’s nice to be able to riff on a piece I’d given up on years ago but kept around in my studio. This improvisation doesn’t always work, but I am interested in the process of finding out if it will—as long as I don’t attach too much to the original piece or to the new product.

Sometimes I can’t leave well enough alone and I want to add just one more color or one more shape, and I go a step too far. I wish I could say I’ve learned my lesson, but more likely I’ll continue to follow my intuition and trust (hope?) that more and more as time goes on the outcome will be pleasant!