During this past summer, with my studio mostly unpacked in boxes, I worked on cartoons executed primarily in markers. This weekend I enlarged the first of these cartoons and completed a painting in acrylics. (The image is inspired by Guston, and represents the ticking clock that becomes louder as an artist ages.)
In the spirit of the image's theme, I increased the rpm or pace of my painting process . . . and was positively charged by the change. The image is completed and not perfect. I probably doubled the pace and was much less "careful" about some expectations I have. I was more responsive to things, especially relationships of line and of color. I reflected that I was working more like an illustrator under a deadline, who does not have the luxury to be more reflective during the process.