I'm focused on only one painting right now, 120 cm x 100 cm, which is generally larger than I've worked in the past. It's been a struggle so far, more of a series of experiments than a picture with a clear vision. I don't know what I'm doing. I change my mind about the piece daily. I want it dark. No, I want it bright. Shiny. No, dull. Straight lines... no, erratic. It's a learning piece and I feel like I'm turning a corner.
Paint isn't that expensive here, but in the quantities that I'm buying it the price quickly skyrockets. A couple weeks ago I spent over €300 at Bosener (that's about $450).
Last Friday was the big gallery weekend here in Berlin, and I went over to check out the Albert Oehlen show at Galerie Max Hetzler. It was a bunch of paintings he'd done back in 2004, as well as some recent collage work he'd collaborated on with a musician. I loved the paintings, but didn't care much for the collages. They looked so small and ordinary when paired with the enourmous paintings.
I don't have any plans for the weekend other than to paint, study German and clean. I'll probably go for some long walks if the weather is nice.