Friday, December 17, 2010

Painting No. 88 - Pharmacy at Night

10" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Board
NFS

Finally back to posting after an almost ten day break. My day job has been brutal the last few weeks with deadlines and the pressure of work combined with the pressures of hitting this goal have not produced the most conducive circumstances for creating art.

Regardless of the circumstances, I had to keep moving and making progress. My friend Tillman always says "action creates action" and it is true in every area of life. If I don't feel like painting the one thing I need to do is paint. The action creates more action.

So, No. 88 is one of those. It's signed but not really finished. I was driving out to get some more Christmas lights and went behind a CVS by our house. It was very eerie in an Edward Hopper type of way. Black, cold and seemingly uninhabited. I think if I was in more of a groove I could have made this really sing but it's just alright. With something this simple you have to get it pretty much right otherwise it does not connect.

More tomorrow.

2 comments:

  1. nice one dude. can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. I'm not sure I am going to finish it. Sometimes I run out of steam and they are never fun to go back to. That said, Hopper had a few that he waited 25+ years to finish. So, maybe in 2035 I'll pick it back up.

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