Where is the finish line?

The creation of original, unique abstract art is in fact very challenging. It is mostly intuitive work. After a few years of painting activity, I believe that in abstract painting it is not difficult at all to paint something; the difficulty comes when you need to decide when to break the process and accept what has been created.  You have to trust yourself and believe in the image. It is Saturday afternoon. I am sitting down at my table, thinking about the painting in front of me. It is strange. It has been drawn using graphite on paper, with many layers of white paint (a combination of techniques which I rarely use). Is it already finished or is there any more work to be done? This is why I always take photos of my paintings in various stages. One of them is above…

One on one

For the last two weeks I have been completely absorbed by my studio, working on a new series …

Is the next line the next step?

Of all the pitfalls in our paths and the tremendous delays and wanderings off the track, I want to say that they are not what they seem to be. I want to say that all that seems like fantastic mistakes are not mistakes, all that seems like error is not error; and it all has to be done. That which seems like a false step is the next step. / Agnes Martin