Sunday, September 26, 2010

Red Potatoes

Another 8"x10" canvas. Theres something about red potatoes that makes me want to paint them. Theres a range of subtle chroma shifts and a kind of smoldering intensity where the brighter reds peek through the earthier colors. I'm starting to figure out that this is the way that works best for me. The colored ebauche has it's merits but theres something about seeing the simple wipeout come to life that gets my blood going. I'm willing to take the risk of failure because when I get it right it has a spontaneity that I can't plan for.

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