Monday, January 31, 2005

Tightly an easel

...will grip the support - be it canvas, paper, panel - as the brush strokes and slaps and strikes its surface. As the easel holds on, the artist tries in many ways to let go.

It's late. The easel and I had a long day, but not nearly as long as the days of others. Tonight I think of Goya, his life and his work. Take this painting for example. Is it the result of holding on or letting go or does it come from a timeless state somewhere between grip and release?

How weak the wall must have looked while it held it.


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old gal said...

have you ever been sad? how come i often feel a little bit like that at night? do the stars find me unattractive?