Tuesday, October 31, 2006

This new painting is about myriad irritations. I was immediately surprised by how appealing and inviting the starting sketch and underpainting came out. I expected it to look, well, irritating. If this painting comes out attractive, it will be a testament to the transmutative power of creating. It will also be a strong argument for working on “off” days, since it could prove that any circumstantial/emotional condition is bark for the chipper.