In Amsterdam, by luck, I met Lino Hellings. She advised me to keep my work diary on-line, exposing my work methods rather than protecting them, risking the humiliation involved in failure. So:celebrate error. In my heart I knew this to be a good idea. My brain, horrified, fortunately tells me it will be too boring for anyone to read.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
5th feb weds 2014
Finished - or at any rate, stopped. Difficult to read the black figure in this photo though come to think of it its probably difficu;t to read in the painting - wanted an absense as much as a prescence, something that stopped the lights and made for a better structure. The whole thing has done everything I wanted but it lacks magic - its meritricious while at the same time looking without skill. Might look better in a day or two.
Started a small picture of Narcissus soley because I had the perfect study (Marie pretending to crouch over a mirror) and a pot of little daffs.