3/28/11

WIP 2


 Ok... sooooo... I would've wanted this to show that I had the balls to take more risks.... but... I don't know... there was something not working out. Seemed like I HAD to try and get that really specific look or the portrait just wasn't going to work...

I know I said I really liked this painting's start... It was one of those things, kind of like the drawing I posted before, that I think is cryptically personal. I guess I was the one who saw some sort of potential in those initial gestures, even though a lot had to be redrawn. But the energy was there... that was the important part. The intention of the painting was clear, and sometimes, many times actually, that intention doesn't appear after weeks or months of work. Many times it doesn't even appear at all...

I'll keep at it until I feel it's done. I should've done a more detailed WIP, but I was struggling a bit too much, searching a bit too much to be concerned with taking photos. Sometimes a painting just solves itself through decisions that denounce the struggle that was involved. 

4 comments:

Hattermad said...
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Hattermad said...

Have been an admirer of your work for some time after reading something Dice Tsutsumi wrote.

While the pic in this post does not represent what I mean, some of your work is like an echo in my memory of Abdul Mati Klarwein.

Not in composition or style, but there is just something about the way you approach your subjects maybe that causes it. Regrdless, fascinating works you have!

alexanderreynolds said...

This is interesting. Nice work.

Camilo said...

ES Juan Camilo, y si una pintura es capaz de hablar de un ser humano no hace falta decir nada más.