june 5

06-05-15 "shaman"
06-05-15 “shaman”

7.5×5.5″ acrylic on matboard

This is a single scrape painting. This is how I prefer it, but it doesn’t always turn out, so I keep scraping over…which sometimes improves it in my eyes, but sometimes just muddies the water (or rather, paint).

I was working on some other scrapes and re-scrapes today and discovered (re-discovered) that painting while distractedly pondering other issues in life is not a helpful exercise! Thinking is okay, listening to music is the best. But not paying attention and not being present are deadly to my art-making. So…I am going to finish the household/life details I need to get done before returning to the art table later today.