“I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.” –Calvin Trillin
Whew – painting number 30 of the 30 Day Challenge. I can’t believe it. I actually did all 30 daily paintings. Of course some days were easier than others. But in all reality, painting is what I love to do. I’ve never been very good at linear, left-brained tasks. I’m amazed that it took me forty years to discover clay and now finally paints. But then I’ve always said, it takes about twenty years to grow up and then about twenty years to recover from that. Forty seems about right when you look at it that way.
I’m glad I did this challenge. I’ve learned quite a bit. I’m going to take a little break, but I want to thank everyone who commented and encouraged me through this process.
“I was never one of those people who had to have a perfect situation to paint in. I can make art anywhere, anytime — it doesn’t matter. I mean, I know so many artists for whom having the perfect space is somehow essential. They spend years designing, building, outfitting the perfect space, and then when it is just about time to get to work they’ll sell that place and build another one. It seems more often than not a way to keep from having to work. But I could paint anywhere. I made big paintings in the tiniest bedrooms, garages, you name it. you know, once I have my back to the room, I could be anywhere.” –Chuck Close