My bench mark of success in the studio is showing up and making marks. Really. If I show up and put some marks on a surface, it counts as a good day. Whether good art or finished art shows up is another matter, and doesn't enter into this particular equation. In art making, quantity breeds quality. This is the basis of my 100 Drawings class, which has just got underway (another iteration starting in September), and it seems to be the case in my own art practice. It's a working hypothesis anyway.
I posted last week about the black and white pieces I'm doing. They are really about mark-making, getting variety in the quality of marks. I began another dozen of them today, and plan to keep working on them for a while to explore this non-color vocabulary.
Here is a video of me working on these black and white marks:
And these are some of the pieces at various stages of the process. They are in no particular order, except the first and second images are the same piece.
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