What it really feels like to stare at a blank canvas
Studio door shuts behind me.
Click of the switch fills the room with light.
Power on Grace Radio to my favorite station.
Snap of the paint lid before a surge of black fills the tray.
Soft swish of a round brush as the first layer of black slides onto the canvas.
Two layers and then it will be “primed.”
However, my priming is the following layer of black that will be the basis of my portrait. It’s an exciting feeling, spreading the black until there’s no white in sight. Like creating an abyss with no idea what might come through.
Priming, put simply, is primal. Of first importance. Fundamental.
The moment of conception before a new piece of work enters the world. Such a simple step, yet it’s EXCITING. At that moment, I feel all of the things that painting could be. But the finding out takes a lot longer to get to.
Can’t wait to share what this painting becomes.
What part of the creative process gets you the most excited? Comments welcome.
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