Saturday, January 28, 2012

rumors of my death

the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

although this painting might be the death of me. i started it a week ago and it was a gray gloomy mess. then yesterday morning it became this:

showed it to kurt at lunch, and he provided some good insight into compositional issues and so then it became this. while kurt's remarks were spot on, my efforts were disappointing. blech.

then this morning it morphed into this. still not there, but maybe better? this painting has been painted over at least 15 times in the last week. i've never struggled so hard to resolve a painting. Guston says "frustration is everything", so at least i'm successful in that regard.