Monday, June 6, 2011

Progressions of Paintings Unfinished

This post strikes me as particularly poetic.

I take progression photos for two reasons. 1.) so I have a record of what it looked like so I can be more confident about proceeding to potentially mess it up, and 2.) because while painting it is hard to remember what it once looked like and how changed the work is.

Change is not always completely good; I often miss the free untidy rough look once I get to the end of the progression, and sometimes I take it too far and the painting becomes rigid. If anyone knows how to prevent this, I welcome suggestions.

But I do also enjoy the particular zeitgeist of each panel, each in its own way.

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