Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ahhh....Victory!

Well, victory is a strong word.

But I did finish painting Big Rupert, which ended up looking, still masked, like this:



And then, finally (although finally is a strong word too), unmasked, like this:



Be still my heart. I mean really!

To paraphrase Harold Brodkey: To see this painting in sunlight was to see abstraction die.

There's still stuff to do, no question about it. Case in point: what's with that weird blue triangle above his left eye? And other items too numerous to mention.

But what I will say is this: Better the painting should live with the problems than, by resolving them, die. Syntax may be a problem there, but the sentiment is strong.

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