So, I poke and prod my students but "frank" truth, I have the same reluctance to place that first stroke on that white canvas. So, the Saturday before last, I took out the stuff: the l'huille d'lin (linseed oil) and colored oil paints, and my bigger brushes and I started.
Swash, splash, and slob it on, I did not care ...it was just a free flow of fat, wet, loose paint on a big surface (1.9 x 1.3 M = 75 x 51") and there is just so much of it, it just did not seem to matter if I made any mistake; it would be recovered in the main.
The truth be known, I could not resist and at the same time I had no idea what I was doing, just using everything I know and everything I don't.
I got to "step 1" and stopped. ....
and after a four day rest "step 3". below...
I am sure that I will regret some of my spastic work,
but I will remember that it is just "goo" on a surface. Tom