Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Strange Habits, Exposed.

"Summer Skin"
18 x 14 inches, oil on canvas
My in-progress pictures, below, expose one of my many strange painting habits: wiping my brush on the "background" area of the canvas while I'm working on the figure. Do other people do this? I've had to explain what "those marks" are several times recently - people must think I'm actually doing something over there....

To find out if maybe I am actually doing something, I tried to keep a little of the randomness in the background as I finished it up.

P.S. This was painted with a Zorn palette! Because it was hot, and squeezing multiple paint tubes is a lot of work. The end.

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