“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” –William Faulkner

In painting, these darlings can cause you to try to save passages you like, and it can prevent you from being completely present to your work and coming up with the best resolution. For me it means waiting a bit after working on pieces to be able to see them more clearly. Time helps me separate my intention from the actual painting in front of me.

Today was one of those days when i could clearly see that none of these pieces were complete as they were, and it called for remedial action. I put new layers on about 20 works on paper. We’ll see….