Friday, April 18, 2008

Painting journal

The painting goes on – albeit very slow - in the basement. It is especially difficult if one is working with a 16 foot long canvas. Being a long canvas, I had originally taped this to the walls of the basement in order to flatten the painting surface. Divine intervention or not, one night, the canvas suddenly decided to obey laws of gravity and crumple in a heap on the ground just as the planned work was about halfway there. Cleaning up the after effects of the ‘oil spill’ was a task in and of itself. Happy to report that I have managed to bring it back from a ‘difficult to witness’, canvas on floor with unplanned oil ooze to a more controlled scene of devastation on the canvas. The two photos below are details of the paint while the last (third, below) is of the complete canvas.

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