Evening Prayer Brunswick Heads, 19 July, 2019, oil on canvas board, 30 X 40 cm
The top image is taken from the easel after the first strokes have been articulated after mixing a palette. The second is the finished result.
After that, I have no idea where I am going. only It is the colours on the palette, and a vague sense of a drawing prompt my intuition. The sense of joy is in the 'not knowing'.
Sometimes, I wish I could simply keep these canvas boards like that; to hold those first strokes in their very sober, almost zen-like state. But I lack the right amount of chutzpah.
I don't put them aside them though, I jump into the canvas board with the appetite of a mad man. What I leave is a study of what was. They are both real and unreal, like the Art I like.