I painted another self portrait today – being a Web Analyst influences my painting, and vice versa – and I find myself processing a lot of information while I’m painting – it’s almost as if, in my paintings, especially the self portraits – they look back at your – as if they’re alive.
Well, in a way, they are alive – with condensed thought – and often very stroke I make is measured and has meaning – but I do follow my heart. Still, the process of painting for me now is much different than it was when I was younger – I’m usually much more self aware and direct with what I’m trying to do – whereas, many years ago, I used to grope alot – and never really know when I reached my goal – I just gave up when I could not stand it any longer (and got sick of the painting).
Just as life moves so much faster now – so does painting. I wrote a bit more about the painting at Artnewyorkcity.com in a post titled Last few days and Standing Self Portrait.