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Sensory Overload

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scales3Each day upon leaving the studio this weekend I had reached a point of complete over-saturation.  This is often the case in a way…  but it’s very different when trying to produce hundreds (perhaps 2000) of little paintings as opposed to working on a more coherent piece or two.

I felt like I was running a marathon or something, but with color.  Trying to get the acrylics to do something new each time- new colors, new textures, new layering, all while keeping the same overall color in each scale.   It felt like weight lifting.  I can feel my mind absorbing all of it, filing it away for later, calculating the next move.  Hours later, I’m all a bundle of highly strung nerve-endings, but I have a stack of little paintings, every one different.

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Written by marycoreymarch

September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm

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