I've come to realize that
one of the most valuable benefits of the residency,
was that I began to really see.
Without any distractions for the whole month,
I was able to sit still and "be present"
for long periods of time.
I began focussing on shapes and color,
and the affect they have on each other.
My paintings are beginning to reflect that,
High Noon, Low Tide
24 x 30 oil
I'm finally getting to work on some ideas using
images, sketches, and notes I took up there.
Trying out some larger formats,
experimenting with paint handling and edges....
I did this on a stretched canvas
which is not my favorite surface to work on.
I find the "bounce back" factor a little frustrating.