1.29.2014

Back in the studio


This large canvas spent a few months in the closet waiting on some inspiration.  Paul Cezanne once said 'It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.'   For this exact reason, I still have a blank sketchbook that I bought eight years ago in Italy.  The pages are perfect, too perfect, so I've left them empty.  I didn't want to do that with this canvas, so I pushed aside the idea of messing it up and just started painting.  What I love most about acrylic is that you can always change it, unlike a drawing which can only take so much erasing (though I love this) or a color woodcut that can be ruined by a shift in registration.  Painting in progress, 24" x 30" acrylic & pearlescent ink.

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