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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Red and Green

1/28/10 "Red and Green", Oil, 10" x 8"
The goal with this painting was to not forget to keep enough paint in the mixing area of my palette in order to load the brush for every stroke, and I mean really load it.  Mostly it's "taking the easy way out" that prevents me from doing this, for example, by not putting enough paint out in the first place, using paint from two days ago that is starting to dry, not stopping to put new paint out when a particular color is used up, substituting one color for another when the color I really want to use is gone.  I saw all these tendencies with this painting, so I'm hoping this confession will have a salutary impact.

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