Conversation Piece

Starting a painting session can be challenging some days. Because I work with oils, there is a period of time I must wait between sessions, to let the paint oxidize so it is dry to the touch and I am able to work on the canvas again. This chemical process generally takes several days. Once I am able to approach the canvas again, I liken it to running into an old friend you haven't seen in awhile. Although there's a certain sense of familiarity and connectivity, it's not always obvious where the conversation should begin. Usually, it's on a superficial level, but as the dialogue progresses, you are able to delve a little deeper into more meaningful language; respond to, impact and shape the conversation.

There should be intent in the exchange.