So after much studio time (on and off, over a year) I am at last, pretty close, almost positive, for the moment, finished with my latest paintings. And although I have heard younger artists, seemingly without any pause (or apparent modesty) call their work “masterpieces” , I am in no way inclined to make the same claim; but I am pleased (for now).
56 by 40″
oil on canvas
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I have been eager to get the painting into a presentable stage as Sunday is my turn for the critique group I have recently joined. As some of you might remember this is a bit anxiety producing. My paintings are very far from random and imbued (crammed)with meaning : personal, mythological, literary etc. All not terribly obvious from first encounter. I fear it might not be well received or understood, but that is something I cannot control. One of the problems I anticipate is that the one being critiqued is not to respond while criticism is being made. I might have bitten off my tongue by the end of all of this.
So wish me and the painting well.
I will tighten the painting some more next week, details and glazings, saturating shadows and such. Then I will try to explain the painting at some length in the final post. Hopefully with a better image.
Until then , be well.