|Untitled - Oil on Wood (11x20)|
A name without naming. I don’t particularly like leaving a piece as “Untitled”, but I dislike arbitrary bullshit even more. I’ve been working on this piece alongside the large canvas. A redo of a redo. If I don’t like you I will paint over you. Remember?
On occasion, I paint straight from the tube, holding the tube like a brush. When it works, it is a high energy, very fast attack that rises from the surface. When it doesn’t, there’s a lot of paint sitting unanswered. The underlying shape was formed this way…before I painted over it…covering the scars left behind from previous failure. I’m pretty okay with this version. Though I am not prone to simply pretty pictures, that is what has emerged. Just a pretty picture.
Still, it is “Untitled” and will remain so until this pretty picture shouts out its name. ©2011 Cindy K. Shaw All Rights Reserved