Tuesday, July 3, 2012

another this is another new beginning

Each time I start a painting, I get to begin again.  Each one is like a chapter in an epic novel.  (Edit 8/15 Blah blah blah.  This making of things is a mystery.  I have no idea what I'm doing.  I just follow my intuition.  And in the painting's current state, which I'm embarassed to share, my intuition is telling me to burn it.) Sometimes they need editing.  Sometimes you want to skip over them. Sometimes they take very little time.  And that's what I thought about when I finished the first draft of the painting based on the portrait of Sherry.  I really like this silhouette and the green on black and even the texture of the paint on the black canvas.  But, that would be lazy.  I can always look back and appreciate this photograph, but I can't stop now.  Who knows what will become of her.  By the way, I'm moving on to my third religion on this one (the gospel of the media), praying to the scary wizard from the The Wizard of Oz.  Mmmm Hmm.  Because, Hunty, you know she IS the Great And Powerful Sherry.  Yes, I know, I've been watching too many RuPaul Drag Race reruns.

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