Friday, January 18, 2013
Ok, ok, it's NOT primitive. I used the term incorrectly. I have long lamented that I CAN'T make a real primitive painting because my brain is already too trained. But in this painting, I did it in a very short time, two sessions of about 40 minutes each, and I didn't worry about stuff, just worked fast and put the paint on thick and sort of mushed it around where I needed it to be. I'm looking for a different way to work, to put the paint on the surface and I don't know what that way is. I think I did this guy so often my head already knew where things went and I could concentrate on other stuff. All in all, the process of this one was the most satisfying.