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Sunday, March 07, 2004

 

Things and stuff

I started the new painting "together" or "to get her" this week, the stencil is cut and down on the canvas, waiting for paint. I think something is missing from this piece, but as always its an additive process with me so I'm not worried. The painting is a portrait of a woman, half her face on the right side of the canvas, the placement makes me feel something is missing, the composition seems heavy right now, but that may be due to the stencil covering up the rest of the piece.

This is the first large canvas I've worked on in some time, I've been avoiding the bigger pieces for many reasons, but mostly because of space issues, it becomes increasingly harder to lean over the canvas and cut out the stencil or mask when you can't really get around it. Not that this piece is monumental, it's only 24 by 36 inches, but when your working in a small room filled with stuff it can get annoying.