Perhaps you remember "Foreboding", this little painting about nighttime anxiety and all that? Well it never really was a favourite of mine so... Well I broke him. On purpose.
Most of this half of the panel was painted over collage so at least I could slip a knife under and peel the whole thing off. Those Dylusions ink sprays are bright and lovely and all, but if I leave a single blue arrow on this painting it will never go away. Every new layer will have a blue arrow seeping to the surface. Annoying! Sorry, I might have to stick with Lindy Stamp Gang if all of the Dylusions are going to be like that!
After some gesso and ground (and a couple of hours worth of roses), you can still see a couple of streaks of blue on the right side! This stuff is persistant! Do I find it hard to break old paintings? Not really. It depends. Sometimes if I look at an old piece and am mildly surprised by the amount of skill I was able to pull off, then it is harder to part with it. But there are a lot of stinkers as well! I looked at these small paintings and thought the panels could have been put to much better use. Hopefully, I will! Its partner "Spring Promise" might be next on the chopping block...
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Tuesday, February 14, 1pm PST