This might be one of the reasons that I'm a serial painter. I feed my ADHD side with small illustrations or commissioned pieces here and there, on the side, but I always have a series I'm working on. I believe that series(es?), or albums, allow the artist to delve deeply into a concept and give it the time/attention it deserves while presenting an opportunity to achieve cohesion in style and narrative. It is also an exercise in determination and evolution. Some concepts fall flat after 2 pieces, while some could carry on for many albums/series. Working in this way requires forethought and conceptual congruency - there has to be an answer to why.
My current series (see previous blogs for more) is coming along well. Slowly, but well, and, you can't hurry love. My mind usually works millions of steps before my body, but the physical process of painting always brings me back to the struggle and beauty I'm needing to communicate. Which brings me to #5 of the series; finished:
|5, 30"x30," oil on canvas|