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Forming over the years.


It’s probably best to only talk about victories and positive news, to hype myself as a creative genius, but sometimes painting can be frustrating and out of reach. Forming hangs in my living room as a testament to this. This painting has gone through change after change and layers after layer and it is still not complete.


A few years ago Forming looked very different. An unsaturated, sharp background with a drip hyper-colored figure. I hated it. It laughed at me because I couldn’t sleep, thinking about it.


I pained the background grey, chalked in a new figure, and started layering juicy acrylics.


Phone camera picture. The grey background, just made me angry. I’m happy with the figure. If you go back to the top picture, that is how the painting hangs today. Still frustrating and taunting me.

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