painting detail

i am currently working on several paintings at the same time right now. digesting, processing, pushing, and looking. trying to spend more time looking so i can see what i'm doing. a friend and mentor came over to the studio recently. we had a great conversation about remembering to use the "curious" brain when making work rather than the "fix-it" brain.....i thought this was really important to remember so i'm writing it here as a reminder. above is a detail from a new painting.