Photo on 2-15-15 at 10.05 PM #4

I usually try to finish paintings in one or two sittings. This piece is a prime example of why I should not paint leisurely. I started this painting in September.

I had a few days off from work at the time so I thought I’d spend it being productive. Thought I’d try to take things slowly and more carefully, but I eventually ran out of holiday without finishing it. After abandoning it for months, I finally finished it Monday morning.

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Tsugomori [晦], 2015,  2.6′ x 4′, acrylic on wood.
As per usual, metallic paint is a such a bitch to photograph.

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have primed the background immediately after I drew the outline of the circle in the center. I think it would have turned out better with just the natural woodgrain outside the circle. Oh well. Too late now.  This painting and I have closure and I can finally move on. I have 6 new wood panels that have been calling my name, after all.

'Cause I've got blank spaces, baby. ✨ No more excuses! Time to paint again!

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I know I have this tendency to be lazy and to get stuck in my head, so the Universe decided to send me a little reminder when I was re-reading Daytripper over the weekend:

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“Wake up, before it’s too late.”
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