“Puerto Escondido” is now getting intense so please forgive me if I ramble on a bit. To those of you who are using my demonstration to learn I say “You are on your own from this point. Life is tough so deal with it. Let me see if you
can complete this painting without quitting.”
It is at this stage that the most important requirements are concentration and patience and as a Bi-Polar this is difficult but fantastically rewarding. Stick with it.
Remember that the very
first clue that we humans have that indicates sentience and culture is art. Without art, we are fucked. We become savages. We become ISIS. (I hope they don’t read this or I am Fatwaed.) To have a true genetic creative gene is a privilege and should be
nurtured and cherished. To some it seems a curse because it manifests itself as a useless endeavour. Why can we not do something useful for humanity like nurses, doctors, teachers, builders and farmers? The truth is that all those noble professional practitioners
have art on their walls and offices. We, the painters, the poets, the authors, the movie makers, the musicians and all creative people make life just that much sweeter. Imagine life with us. Spooky.
Back to the seascape. This will be the last photo
of the piece to appear on this blog until the new owner has the completed article in her hands. There are several reasons for this. The most important of these is the need to be spontaneous and I find blogging tends to be a bit rigid. Remember all the rules
and then break them. Make mistakes and learn from them.
To keep your palette fresh and to prevent the paint from drying the best thing to do is to bung it in the fridge. My studio at night is colder than a fridge so the paint just does not dry. Patience
and placing the painting above the wood burner in the lounge is the solution. Till later.