Monday, March 22, 2010

Strong enough to fight



This curious drawing is dated 14 Feb 1997. 
I reproduce it because my work in not going well. Reading Collis over coffee this morning he quotes Churchill who recovering after an illness declared that 'though he was now strong enough to fight the Germans he was still to weak to paint a picture'. I am strong enough to fight but it seems deficient on the painting front. I worked all the morning but sensitivity, awareness etc was lacking. This Allowed movement without intuition. It becomes pedestrian and predictable.
Such a set back concentrates the mind, kills slickness and encourages risk. I will return to the work, confront the issue to see what can be done after dark.