It’s time for serious Spring cleaning – whenever Spring gets here, but I will keep the cat.
A little snow, a bit of a chill and some paint. They say to best endure New England’s winters, one needs a winter sport – here’s mine. I used Gamblin’s Oil Ground on a birch panel – felt too slick for the day.
A last bit of holiday festivities celebrating in the studio.
Sometimes painting is not a simple day’s work. Sometimes you think you have some worthwhile imagery and try as you might, the painting just does not come together. Or it doesn’t come together easily and the artist spends time wondering when is the right time to pitch the canvas in the trash.
This has been a canvas that dragged out in an unfortunately not resolved way for too long. Yes one gourd is now rotting. I’ve returned to this canvas several times over the year; not certain it has improved, but I’m ready to declare it done. Enough. It’s cooked. Baked. On to the cooling rack to take a look at it in a week.
Early November 2013:
And the start, in October 2012(!) Additional gourds had to be purchased since then.