|Studio Door, oil on linen, 13 1/2" X 16 1/2", 2010|
This self-portrait is the first painting I did after moving into the space in the winter of 2001. I put a mirror on the floor so I could capture the cracked skylight. Over the years to keep things fresh I have used every inch and angle of the rooms many times.
|Self-Portrait (Studio Interior), oil on linen, 17" X 14", 2001|
The problem is after so many years it is becoming increasingly difficult to draw inspiration from the environment. What once felt freeing and inspiring has become constricting and predictable. My sense is I've "used up" the space. So now I have the nagging feeling that it may be me and not be the space that's used up.