Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Risk taking

Some time ago I made a wooden piece called Torso, inspired by some earlier drawings that persisted in my thinking. Encouraged by a gouache study of the figures I ventured on an oil painting around 1.2M high.
Now following the demise (sorry, destruction) of my last idea I am increasingly unsure about myself and my judgement. Further - to show you an unfinished, unknown piece is verging on madness. But, lest we imagine that painters have an easy time of it - we need to put the record straight - we don't really know what we are doing most of the time and that's a fact.
So, here it is. See it from where I am standing, unfinished paintings are a puzzle - can I make this one work?

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