Sunday, January 27, 2013
I've spent the rainy weekend resurrecting paintings that have stalled in the studio over the last two years. Well, I mainly restarted work on "We'll give you a number". It's hard to say why works stall. I will be working on them and then just loose the spark somewhere or a commission work comes up that takes precedence and I put them to the side. Long story short like most artists I have several unfinished paintings that lurk around the studio like ghosts waiting to be resurrected if they're lucky. This work was intended originally to be the first of a series of five.
Getting the central figure right was pretty much the struggle for the day. I was petrified that I was going to over work her face. I'm not convinced that I avoided that, because at one point I scrapped an entire layer of paint off. I'm content now. I worked through it. I think that now that I have her squared away I can finish the painting off without as much struggle.
After this one is finished the other ghosts lurking around the studio will have to wait for their resurrection day. I can only play Johannes Cabal every once in a while.