Friday, January 1, 2010

Figure 2

"Model in Manhattan"


I did this piece in 1998 at a Pratt Manhattan course. Never showed it. I had every intention of covering it with new thick paint and giving it a new life. I learned a big lesson. No matter what I added I inevitably wiped it out. Every time! For 2 hours! I thought things were going well and I got that sick feeling of "I'm destroying something".So my lesson was- Once something is done don't try to redo it. Start anew. I'm not terribly happy with this piece but I was absolutely miserable trying to change it! I think this philosophy applies to many things in life. Not just painting

Here is the last triptych in natural light. WYSIWYG

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