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“First Painting”

Oil on Canvas – 49″ x 40″
First Painting
I consider this to be my first good painting. It felt like a breakthrough, when, frustrated with my tight and immature attempts to create a city, I attacked this canvas with a rag and turpentine. In the erasing I found something – less formed, more shadowy suggestions of shapes that were far more intriguing than the structured opaque columns I had been working on; and a kind of abandon of the box I had been trapped in. The erased canvas, the shadow of what I had been doing, became a possible background, and the rest just grew out of playfulness. And indeed a city was created, but not one I had ever seen before.transparent

Posted 8 years, 12 months ago at 10:52 pm.

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