Friday, May 2, 2014
"The Poetry of Abstraction" 18x24"
Sometimes, when a painting is going nowhere, the more I try to make it work, the worse it looks. At that point, the best thing to do is to admit that it's a loss and hack away at it with abandon. It's ruined anyway, so why not?
That is exactly what happened with this painting. The original version is below, and I hated it. So I put fresh paint over the whole thing, then took a palette knife to it, fractured it, and painted it again. I think the new version is more interesting to look at, and the color is fresher. And what the heck, it's something different!