Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Union of Vice and Obsession"

Oil on panel, 7"x5"

My major vice is coffee, well, the only one I can write about on my blog anyway. I drink a lot and I love it. My obsession is painting. As often is the case, things can have double meanings. An argument could be made that coffee is my obsession and painting my vice.

This painting was actually started and wiped down a few days ago leaving me with a gray canvas to start over with. I don't work well with dull under-paintings, I have a process that works for me, or at least to some degree, all things being relative, and I am surprised I was able to pull this off at all. White objects have become a bit of a nemesis. I promise myself to make a weakness a strength in the months to come.

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