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Thursday, January 06, 2011

In The Shed...


there's always something to do. In this case, it involved getting covered in red paint...and a bit of orange. I haven't painted in nearly a year, and it was a joy to go out to the shed today and play with paint. This is a very small piece, on canvas, about eight inches square, I think (it's still out there, drying, which in this weather, will Take A While). It is called 'Flame', and I'm not convinced that it is finished...but then, I rarely ever am. I worked on four different paintings today, finishing one that had been lying around for a while (at least, I think it's finished), as well as starting three more from scratch. None of them seem to resemble my dream, though. And that's okay. I am experimenting with different approaches, different ideas, as I always do, discovering things for myself, expanding the initial idea.

Meanwhile, though, better go take the paint off my hands...

3 comments:

Colours and Textures said...

I hope it was warm in your shed or you had plenty of layers on!
Your painting makes me think of red hot volcanic lava.

Robbie said...

The colors in this piece are wonderful!!! So vivid!! So rich!!!

johnniebelinda said...

I can feel the heat you capture it perfectly.