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.

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.


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:

“Wake up, before it’s too late.”

Published by


Grumpy Pants; Occasional Clever Clogs.・ MNL 🇵🇭 x KTM 🇳🇵 ・ ♠️⚪️💜

One thought on “Tsugomori”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s