|Photo of a Chicago Bridge|
Today while finishing this painting I've been thinking about how I can let go of the fear of making mistakes. It's sort of silly to worry about failing when the worst outcome is making a bad painting which can always be erased with gesso. The best result is discovering something new. The likely outcome is learning from a wrong choice or decision. I hope that I can approach each canvas with this freedom to fail and have the courage to share my vulnerabilities with you on this blog.
PS Lots of these ideas regarding mistakes I absorbed from a TED talk of which I listened to today via an NPR radio program.
PPS Penelope named the painting "The Machine" after I asked her what she thought of it.
PPPS Also interesting I find it curious that I depicted such a large structure on a rather small canvas measuring only 16" x 20".