THE EDGE OF POSSIBILITY
Just finished these two pieces. I am bound and determined to further abstract the figure. I want to play with the idea of how little figure I need to depict in order to end up with an abstract painting that is obviously inspired by the figure. Crazy, huh? 12”x 9”, charcoal, acrylic, graphite and collage on wood. © 2019 David Limrite
“Every day you don’t practice you’re one day further from being good.”
Ben Hogan, Professional Golfer
The Edge Of Possibility
Being on the edge of possibility is where I try and position myself as I begin to paint.
Where are the opportunities going to come from today?
I usually begin with some kind of an idea of where I would like to go, but I try and remain open to other possibilities. I am not opposed to taking a left instead of a right.
The trick is to stay on the edge of possibility throughout the entire painting. And not get conservative, fearful and precious. I find that being involved in the process, and not so much on how the finished product will look, (or should look), helps. Being totally immersed in what you are doing is very important.
Relax. Trust the process. Trust your talent and skills. Recognize opportunities instead of mistakes. Be spontaneous. Let the image emerge out of the surface. React to each previous brush stroke. Take your time and try not to rush it. Try not to force the painting or will it into being. Watch what is happening on the surface of your painting, as you paint.
Always looking for possibilities.
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