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Friday, January 28, 2011

Mesa

Mesa
10x30, oil on canvas
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Not so long ago, I was spreading paint sort of thinly on canvases. When I drove to Arizona, that's how I often painted. It was on that trip that I began using a LOT of paint, but many of the paintings from that trip have thin paint with flat surfaces.

As an experiment, I took this painting and, using the thin paint as a guide, repainted it. I slathered the paint on. I piled it up, and spread it thickly, and have ended up with a painting that I absolutely adore.

I should have taken a "before" photo. I have already done this to one other painting - without thinking of the "before" photo. But if I do it again, I promise I will take one.

Sometimes, with a feeling approaching despair, I look back at the ever-increasing span of "yesterday," and feel that I've wasted a whole lot of time and energy on ideas and pursuits that will never matter to me.

Doing something like this, though, makes me reconsider.

2 comments:

Shea said...

I love your use of color

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thank you so much, Shea - Color is what gets me going in the mornings, and what brings a smile to my heart!