Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Why of it

I painted tonight. I had a list of things to do in the studio that didn't involve painting. Generally, I do the things that should be done. But tonight I didn't. I put it all away and painted.

Sometimes, the work is like this.

Once in a while, the work gets so much like this, all else disappears,
and the work becomes everything,
and, for just that little while,
I get it.

For a moment, I get it. It's one more brief glimpse at all that rings true.


I so miss Ron Walotsky. He was many things to me, layers and levels of artist and friend but, of all that, the most important thing about Ron was really that he got it.

g'night

3 comments:

K said...

Happy New Year.

Wishing you all the best for 2006, and lots of good art.

I am so cold right now. I think I'll go and look for some coffee.

Carl V. said...

Having that type of wonderful moment of clarity is such a gift to start the new year with. I went and googled Mr. Walotsky since I had not heard of him and found some amazing images...great rich layers of color.

lisa said...

I am hoping that lots and lots of people googled Mr. Walotsky. In fact, I'll put some up right now.

Thanks!