Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Untitled
5"x7"
Acrylic on fiberboard

No name for this one. That's all right, I guess. This painting is okay. I didn't spend a lot of time on it, so for that, I'm happy, if that makes sense. These are, after all, supposed to be thumbnail sketches, or studies for larger pieces. I like the way the permanent green light and the white/putty colors work together on the right side of the piece.

On other fronts, the commissioned war-themed painting still vexes me. I feel like I may finally have it by the balls, and yet, I just can't put it away. Perhaps it's an inability or unwillingness to go to the dark places needed to do such work, but I've always had a proclivity to reside there and so, I don't think that's it. Pehaps there's just too much baggage associated with it. Perhaps I'm not a good enough artist to pull it off. I really don't know. I only know that there is a constant fear of diminishing the subject matter by my own ineptitude.

I will continue to push forward.

3 comments:

krish61111 said...

You should post a pic of the commissioned one when you finish it, if you can. I'd like to see. I'm sick of the protesters out here though....i won't get started on that here......Krystal

jeff bowser said...

Is that YOU Krystal?

krish61111 said...

yuppers