Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Repeating a painting is something I am loathe to do. It never holds the excitement of the potential of a brand new work - and the way I work is very intuitive, inviting 'happy accidents'. Colour also is different for me day to day - sometimes blues find their dominance in a painting, sometimes i dont feel like touching much 'yellow'.

So, when I have repeated a painting ( I think 4 times in 15 years) i will never promise the same work - just as similar as I can make it. And I dont copy the painting itself - if its a still life, I have to set up the table as before (hoping I can find all the props), landscapes are from my store of photos. Interestingly enough, when the chore has been started, I find myself falling in love with the subject matter all over again, and I believe, I end up with a better painting than before.

Not to say that I will make a habit of it. Unless you are a relative, or a very close friend, ....... or offer me enough money ......

30"x30" Acrylic on Canvas

"Wrap II"
30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas
Client wanted a landscape format with 2 birds instead of one.

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