December 30, 2015
37th entry, Brienzwiler
Before the year ends I feel the urge to jot down a few thoughts.
The studio has been tidied up and everything is ready for the new oil paintings. I have a hard time deciding whether to start with universe paintings in shades of blue or with sun paintings in shades of yellow.
Everything in me starts to tense up and I am quite anxious. Something like an electrical current flows through my body and my whole studio. My eyes start to shine when I look at all the oil colors, the spatulas and canvasses that are ready to use. This is exactly the kind of tension that I need to really start. Then sometimes it just happens that I create three paintings in one single day.
They are still in the dark, the paintings that want to be made visible.
For me it is quite difficult to leave this process of creation and pause. Especially when we are expecting visitors which we will have within the next few days. I need a certain amount of warm-up time until expressive paintings can come into existence. Tomorrow morning I will start anyway.