Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On the easel

This is one of the paintings I'm working on for the September show, it's 30x40". Why, oh why am I not painting a small cabin in the woods with one crooked window?

I love seeing other artists work in progress, but I'm always very uncomfortable about showing my unfinished stuff.
Right now it's in its ugly state - sadly, all my painting go through this. The beginning is very exciting, all the possibilities are there, I can see in my mind what it's going to look like...  Then comes this "ugly stage", when the freshness of the start is gone, but things are not quite there yet. Very frustrating, but somehow I need those wrong colors and wrong layers to get me where I want to be with a painting - eventually.

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