Since returning from my Maine studio, Barbara and I have been painting up in the Santa Rita mountains.
I realize that I'm painting quite like I was once advised by Jack Tworkov while in his course called "Thematic Development in Abstract Painting" at Yale.
He asked that I would paint 100 small canvases (I used masonite 10 inch square panels) but that I took care not to judge them in any way. Simply paint them as unselfconsciously as possible. Then a second 100 was asked for. Only then could the 200 be laid out and viewed together and I could see if there were any visual phenomena that seemed to occur regularly. Indeed there were such phenomena and finally these events could be dealt with consciously.
The only difference in what I'm doing with these mountainscapes is that the shapes are "representational" but the response in making them is extremely intuitive. I have fewer than 100 but I have begun to see things that are entirely from my subconscious realm. And yet they are responding to the influence of natural perception too.
I'm delighted with the results and grateful for Jack's advice about where original painting is likely to come from.
Concerning an earlier recent post. Here's one of the two figure paintings done in Maine in August.