august 3

08-03-15 "fear"
08-03-15 “fear”

7×5.25″ acrylic on matboard

I was looking for inspiration, so I took a book from my art shelf, opened up to a random page, and without looking put my finger on the page to point to a random word. What word did I finger? Fear. Ha! The resident imp in my studio. So, this painting’s title is “fear,” although I have to admit, I wasn’t really thinking about fear when I chose the paint or scraped it on. Subconscious, maybe.

One of the most helpful books I’ve read about art-making is Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. I should probably re-read it now, in fact!