There are a few things in my life that make me very happy and this bucket of paint is one of them. No matter how much I struggle with a painting or can't seem to find my groove, I still love to look at these colours. Each year that I work on the 52 WEEKS projects there are several moments (weeks) that I think, 'This is terrible. I should quite while I'm ahead. Nobody would notice if I stopped anyway.' The things many of us artists tell ourselves. But then I remember why I'm doing it. It's not just to complete something I've started, though that is very important, but it is to help me grow as an artist. To help me see better and to translate what I see in my own way. It really does help me to find my voice as a painter. And sharing it publicly certainly helps, as difficult as it can be, as I am forced to continue. So thank you to everyone who has commented and connected with me about these projects. The encouragement really helps.
AIRdirondack Art Project