Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good Bones

I usually don't show my works in progress but I was struck by one aspect of my process last week. Paintings need a good underlying bone structure in the same way a beautiful person does (no we're not talking inner beauty here). When I start a painting I typically paint completely abstractly, then I add a loose layers of realism (the flesh) to reach my typical fence sitting point. This painting is not finished yet and will flip back and forth a few more times before it's done. Looking at these I wonder how I can cause the bones to re-emerge and partially float on top. Maybe with glazing? Painters are such strange and beautiful people...good bones I guess.

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