It seems to me I am painting in one style or another these days. As you know, I have been painting the details of the little squares or cells combined with the reflective paint. But in preparing for those paintings, things like this happen:
I thought this was going to be a base for another one of those paintings, but this came up. It literally appeared before me as I was applying base paint on the canvas.
I have done some of these minimal canvases before and really enjoy them a lot. This one had to stay. In my heart, I felt it just did not need to be touched at this point, so I have not. Well, there will be some fairly heavy glazing added.
How about you? Do you find sometimes you are stopping just when you are getting started? Do paintings kind of present themselves to you when you least expect it?
Now, have a good weekend. And next week, I will be publishing my Conversation with New Zealand Glass Artist, Lesley McIver. You are clearly in for another treat!
William Hopkins, my great great grandfather
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