Archive for December, 2010

Something

When asked what I am trying to say with my paintbrush, I’m embarrassed because I am not trying to say anything – I’m trying to  find something. I believe that if I could find that something that I am looking for, then maybe – the painting might say something – something that I had not an idea about in the first place.  In the process of painting, I worry away at the paint, pushing it here and there,  the subject matter permanently in peril of transformation or even obliteration. The painting could end up upside down, or even sideways on.  I feel intensely that if I scrub away hard enough and work the canvas hard with my paintbrush, I might eventually get behind the subject and the paint, and there I might just find what I am looking for.