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Friday, June 17, 2011

Staring at the sea

I have just spent the better part of 3 hours staring at a blank canvas completely paralyzed, trying to decide what to paint for you next. And it's not that I dont have any ideas, I SO do! It's just that I want it to say so much. So much ...

2 comments:

Carl said...

Sleep then; I shall try to sleep on it. I have been going through one of my insomnia periods again, where I sleep maybe 3 hours. It is exhausting, and although I cope, it eventually wears me down. The nice thing is that the slightly euphoric feeling exhaustion brings does seem to generate ideas. :)

Carl said...

I think the answer to getting through a lot of things is to not think about them too much and to just do and be. Laughable coming from me I know, ALL I do is think about things!! But, that doesn't mean that I don't suspect that it's easier to get by that way. I just wish I could do it more often!
Anyway, I adopted a similar approach to painting today. Instead of dwelling on how to convey what I wanted to, I just painted; just disengaged my brain and let the feeling wash over and through me. Im happy with the result, and the piece reflects (in my mind) the longing I was hoping to convey the way one longs for the warm embrace of a tropical shore, for warm white sands, clean water, sunsets and love making.
I need to wait for it to dry a bit before I add final touches and will post it tomorrow ...