The cloudy sky and the general structure make me think of “immaculate conception” paintings,specially Zurbaran. I have something now I want to explore .
I tried some flowers but they were not satisfactory . Perhaps because I was rushing them to feed this blog. So I decided to slow down .I went to the canvas with my hands in white paint and build this structure without much planing, two big masses that ,in the negative space, suggest the turns of a stream of water. So, it’s getting somewhere (streams normally do) but I’ll stop now and wait for a little help. In some of the other smaller painting that I was working with this week I saw some interesting developments that I would like to try on this one . This group is very homogeneous ,so it easy for them to help each other. And I’m not going to stop it.
but I still miss my cow hide……
Next canvas….. ( to be continued …..)
I wanted to stretch some linen, but the floor of my studio was full of paint puddles and fresh oil stains. So I took stretcher,linen and staple gun to the main corridor. It is a humble job that of mounting the canvas on the wooden frame.
Suddenly I found myself kneeling under the watchful eye of Mathew Barney , dressed as a priest !