daily painting | red sea

I’ve been recycling older paintings on claybord and gessobord. Lovely surfaces. I needed to have at it and got out my messy oil pastel crayons, which are oily and soft and have wonderful pigments and strong, vibrant color. I worked on this one in my studio. Then I came back another day and worked on it some more, scraping and scribbling and wiping and poking at it (sometimes a bit violently) until I felt somewhat resolved with the composition. This is not one of my more timid abstracts; I’ve been working out frustrations about wending my way through the art world which is full of weeds and thorns and potholes. Argh. I don’t expect easy. I never do. But I’m still trying to find my way. I think any artist who chooses this life is on the road less travelled. And unpaved.

8″ x 8″ acrylic, oil pastel crayon on claybord = $75