THE STATE OF THINGS...
So, it's a Saturday and I stayed up late starting a new painting. Well, it's actually a painting that I started a long time ago but never worked on much. I am going through and finishing up these half finished pieces finally. So this was a sketch I did of a woman back around 10 years ago when i was painting theater sets in Vermont. She was very beautiful but later on I found out that beauty is only skin deep and she turned out to be a rather nasty person. I entertained throwing the canvas away but held onto it for some reason. I am glad I did because I feel that I can change a few things and take ownership of it and make it something that it never was.
She is nude and draped with cloth while sitting on a stool with her back to me. Her neck is exposed and he short boyish hair is slightly mussed up but not messy. She has a smooth yet muscular back that is strong yet soft and sensual and her hips are full. I made the room red and started painting in whiffs of a smokey light that is streaming in from the right and above as if through a window.
I am trying to paint this a bit looser than I normally would do and expand on a new desire to add more color and movement in my work. I am enthused about the piece and it is offering me a bit of enjoyment in a time of my life that is cold and hard and anxious. I hope to add it to the website soon and use it to spring me towards more work.
My brain never shuts down. It is broken and there is a constant stream of poop flowing through it...I would like to share this poop with you.