February 14, 2013

An Unfinished Work

I've been working on this the past month and I think it's the largest personal piece I've done so far. The wood had a coating on it that made the paint react in a way I wasn't used to. It made blending a little smoother but it also gave the paint a more translucent quality that I found really frustrating.

This is a scene depicting my conflicted mentality with painting. In trying to encapsulate the beauty of the natural world I'm actively destroying it with all the toxic substances, chemical processing and shipping of art supplies painting requires. I feel really guilty about that.

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