I ran into a budding artist the other day and he said to me, "Admit it, you really don't do those Daily Whip Outs over lunch, do you?" I laughed and said, "As a matter of fact I do, but you need to see the whole process. It's much more involved than just whipping out paintings, from start to finish, at lunchtime."
With that thought in mind, it's time for:
A Day In The Life of A Daily Whip Out
I live with my wife Kathy in an old adobe house, which we had built some thirty years ago. We need a new roof and the vigas and scuppers are mostly rotted and falling apart, but then so am I. Our adobe is modest and cozy (about 1,900 feet in the main house with about 900 feet in the studio).
I usually wake up around 5 or 5:30. Sometimes I go back to sleep until six, but I usually get up by six and go out into the kitchen where I pour a cup of coffee and eat half a banana, while I sit at the kitchen table and write about my dreams (both literally and figuratively) and various ideas I got in the night. One of the benefits of old age is that I seem to work on problems while I sleep and I often get good ideas from this. Of course, sometime they turn out to be stoner-like-dreams where you write them down and look at them a day later and think, "What the hell was that?!" I try to be in my studio by seven.
Oh, and I also try and write down my goals for the day or write notes from whatever book I'm readying.