In between larger paintings and while looking for new approaches, I have been working on a series of small-scale oil pastel drawings. I love how quickly these drawings come to be, how spontaneous they are, especially in comparison to the paintings, which build and layer in a series of dialogues between artist and canvas.
These drawings have helped while waiting to prepare and imagine the next paintings—and maybe they will help define the next paintings. Even if they do not, I like them as their own autonomous beings, documents, relics. They are, at least, the residue of these past days in the studio . . .