Friday, January 25, 2008

Ready for compost

Cut Open Red Pepper
Oil on Mat Board

I'm not used to finishing a painting in one sitting, that's for sure. Yesterday I started an 8"x 10" painting of an interior scene, and realized after a few hours that I was trying to grab a hold of too much. So today I just painted one very small subject, on a 5"x7" surface. I was able to feel a sense of completion, which is always pleasant.
I plan on doing a lot more of these quick paintings. They're fun, and they leave me wanting to do it all over again.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this one, these paintings that you execute quickly have great consistency in tone and feeling.
    Sometimes if art is executed fast and without much struggle we don't want to acknowledge it's validity (compared to a painful struggle with a work) But others often zero in on such a work and embrace it immediately.


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