Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sometimes, the process...

Usually, my paintings are swiftly completed, leaping from brush and knife onto the canvas. Done in one sitting, and photographed while still wet, for the record.

But sometimes, a painting stalls, doesn't work out, leaves me dissatisfied. I still, generally, take a picture at the end of the day if I think it might be done. Looking at the photo on the computer is a great way to determine if the paintings should stand as is or if it needs minor or major work the next day.

Occasionally, one canvas will go through many major changes, sometimes retaining elements of the previous, sometimes retaining only the texture of the underlying dried paint.

Here is one that was difficult - from first to last. May be finished now, but only time will tell...

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