Thursday, December 10, 2009


This is a painting I am currently working on for my show in May. I am sure I will regret posting it, but that is the beauty of the delete button. At this point I think it is about 50% of the way there. Part of me wishes I had the guts to take a painting about this far, or a bit more, and leave it. It is still fun and abstract and it is more about the paint, marks, and mood than about "what it's supposed to be". Painting is fun, but at the same time it is PURE AGONY, on so many levels. Robert Henri said, "A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle." That is the truth, that guy knew what he was talking about.


sarah collins said...

i vote: leave it abstract!

erica said...

just wanted to tell you that your work is absolutely lovely. kevin leprince introduced my family to your work and i was blown away (which sadly does not happen often enough in charleston...) the way you capture light and mood is captivating. keep up with the struggle--can't wait to see where you land.