1:59 pm: here's where i'm stopping work on grey 3 for today. it may be resolved and, as usual, i'll know tomorrow morning when i walk into the studio and do my first glance. i deiberately don't look at it till my eyes have adjusted to the light & i've removed my shades. then i shoot a glance. quick. and i know.
i had given up on it about an hour ago, so i took a break, drank some water and dove back in. the process is where it's at, and today it was sloppy, messy, vigorous..... bordering on punching a hole in the fucking canvas. thanks to the pioneers who allowed us to play. BELOW: 2 details
12:37 pm: grey 3 PROCESS: i posted yesterday about my process of tearing collaged paper from the dampened canvas. more of that happened today, just a few minutes ago, and here's what it looks like. notice how the white surface revealed under the paper has the shape of a bird in flight. cool. but can i become attached to preserving this bit at the expense of the whole? nope!
and now, back to the painting.
11:20 am: today i'll be going back in to grey 3. the current state of grey 3 can be seen below.
it's a fantastic day, so this afternoon mikela and i plan on walking up north crestone creek, as far as we can get. she's had a cold, which settled in her chest, so we'll just pace ourselves & see where we get.
on the actionlab front, our IT team, marc & ken are very close to having the BETA ready; an exciting prospect after all this time. they're promising it by early november, when we'll get it to the 3 schools we're piloting it in so the kids can start using it to create their projects..
10:14 am: yesterday we received a shipment of unroasted beans from our supplier in oakland, sweetmarias.com. two of them are beans we've never before tried. tomorrow morning, mikela and i will try it out & report. from tom's description on the label (a full page, unbelievably detailed evaluation of this bean is available on the site) it promises to be a treat!