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“Gorgeous … Incredible!” – Daniel Stamm, director of ‘The Last Exorcism’ and ’13 Sins’
Dragging my feet on getting new panels and starting new large pieces, so instead took down a larger piece from the wall which always seemed unfinished and pushed it a little further. Now it REALLY seems unfinished, but maybe has a better chance of being done soon. Also cranked out a little more work on four small panels which have a much tighter set of constraints. Of course that makes them easier to complete, but trickier to fall in love with. Or maybe not. Here’s a glimpse at both old and new. Let me know what you think! The large one is a detail, the piece is 3′ x 5′.
worked on a 36″ by 60″ painting tonight. got paint on my laptop. seemed all right. :)
In all seriousness, this is why I do it. I’m not necessarily trying to advance the conversation about art in general, though I am trying to advance my conversation with art. I’m not making art to comment on society or to advance any sort of political agenda. I guess with titling I hope to encourage viewers to examine their interior lives and views on love and relationships.
But here’s why I do it, for really and truly. I want to make work that makes you want to get up from your bed when you can’t sleep, to go and look at it. I want to make work that makes you unable to sleep, because you want to get up and go look at it. I want to make work that’s the first thing you want to look at when you walk into the room, because you have that kind of relationship with it.
There’s ALWAYS time to paint.
Finished up some more work over the past couple of nights. Going to try to photograph it if the light is right tomorrow. (This in advance of buying some new bulbs and doing slightly better photography, at which point I’ll try to rephotograph everything and then upload until my head explodes.)
Also, flung those last three paintings I posted into the ‘painting’ gallery section, so if you want to see them there, go ahead and click, I dare ya!
And there you go! 3 new works in the Painting Gallery!