a couple of contemporary painters i like post details of work in process. sort of violates the whole art-magic thing but it’s a way of populating the site with more frequent updates and letting people know what i’m up to in my far distant corner of manhattan.
here’s a corner of the sister painting to the Christmas gift. this is a small part of a small painting. just after i’ve boldly gone in and washed it in a pale green and destroyed the earlier version. the control/chaos thing is something i’ve always liked in painting. that it suits my mentality is either a boon or huge stumbling block. i understand mechanical work and the amount of effort that goes into it but it’s never as sexy as a smooshy impasto passage of found hue scumble and weathered bramble of oil torn back into the brush movement. again, i’m just spouting my bias.