For some reason this seems to be the month I am taking time to evaluate many of my paintings. Some paintings tend to linger longer than others in my studio, either because I don’t feel they are finished enough to show, or they just do not fit into shows that are currently going on. A type of painting that tends to accumulate, are paintings of nudes. The opportunity to show these paintings, do not come along often. With that, this is one that I have had for awhile and decided it was time for it to go.
The canvas has some interesting texture that I wanted to work with. But the best way to over paint a painting is to turn it upside down so the old painting does not influence the new work.I turned the canvas upside down and spread roughly mixed white, magenta, and red over the canvas, letting some of the texture show thru. I was in the mood for a red painting today. Standing back and looking at the mix of white and red, my first impression was the rough outline of a vase, so I went with that idea.
I painted this with the idea of cutting the canvas down to a smaller size and stretching it. Can not decide at this time what size it will be but letting it sit where I can view it for a few days should help me make up my mind. The canvas is 18 x 18 inches, it may end up 14 x 14 ….maybe.
My next show will be at Health Park, Grand Blanc MI. Setting it up Saturday August 24th, and will be up about 3 months.