Inspiration

I prefer very few items cluttering up counters anywhere in our home and a sense of spaciousness, which you would not know by looking at my studio :b where a whole different vibe occurs…a vibe of unbridled creativity, random bouts of expression and impromptu manifestation of ideas aside the painting corner full of tubes and pigments and brushes and turps and mediums and crumpled rags and paper towels and a big crusty loaded palatte đŸ˜€ sounds like heaven, must be heaven. Which, is nothing at all compared to the state of say Mr. Francis Bacon’s (my all time favorite painter) studio:

francis bacon´s studio 2

The genius in his environs

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His posture seems to be hunched in as if overwhelmed by all the clutter yet, this is how he worked always, using anything within reach for a palette and in complete irreverence for the ascending piles of debris accumulating around him while in the throes of raging creativity. I’m utterly in awe of that focus and ego-less determination. Sterile, pristine studios speak to me of control and and anal engineering type retentivity, a space for designers, architects, and restrained types of expression not suited for the serious fine artist. (now, I know there are neatniks who will disagree with me, and no offense). Bacon had the ability to express the most intense, visceral aspects of the human condition and had no inclination to conform to any predesignated standards of mainstream presentation.

This has some good shots of the studio and Bacon at work.



My own efforts at painting seem so very small and immature and unsophisticated in comparison, at the same time, Bacon makes me swell with the desire to be a better artist.

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