Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Painted Trouble

This 10"x 10" canvas is the first painting I have finished in more years than I can remember. At least 25 - I recall doing some murals in the nursery way back when. It was just a matter of time before I started moving off the cloth and onto the canvas. While rooting around in the stuff I found a sketchbook about three years old and the intent at the time was sketches for fiber work. Only a very few came into being and they were unsatisfying. I spent some time reviewing the pen and ink sketches and then started this small panel. It clearly related to the fiber work I'm doing at the moment and it could be a study for a larger fiber piece.


Debra said...

Clearly you. It has that "almost anatomical" look about it... vertibrae or blood vessels in muscle tissue. Didn't know that fascination was so long lived.

mary manahan said...


This is really good. It's interesting how you've evolved from painting on fabric to canvas. Many people transition the other way. Impressive!

arlee said...

really like this--i see it as shapes of sheers overlaid---very pointillist

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