Painting, seeing, waiting…

After a day of shoveling snow and cutting down trees in the yard I sat down with tiny brushes and worked for hours on this little painting, 7,5 x 6,2 cm.db2

While working on this piece I was again reminded about how painting is waiting. The oil colors have to dry and leaving the work without really having found what you want to paint is difficult. But it is also a slow process to learn to see, it takes time to explore and realize what is right there in front of you. It seems like I subconsciously know what I am seeing but it takes a while before I become aware of it. The next challenge is to transfer that knowledge to my body, my fingers, so I can paint what I am seeing…