|40 x 30|
D - still in progress
I've been working on it sporadically for quite a while, putting it aside when I ran out of ideas, and picking it up when even one small mark seemed like a possibility worth trying. On one day, I repainted the entire 40 x 30 surface, tweaking, moving, adding... thinking I was on to something. But I wasn't, and I wiped and scraped the whole day off before dinner. Then it sat some more.
Today I picked it up and painted it upside down for the first hour. That got me rolling, changing bigger areas than I seemed to manage when I saw it in its normal orientation. I don't think it's finished yet, but it's closer than in past states, and it has some interesting effects that I couldn't have done in one go.
This painting is my stand by, the work I pick up and ponder when I'm between paintings. Some day I'll finish it, but I'm in no hurry. And when I do, I'll have to start another piece that allows me to work this way again: with no deadlines, and no expectations. It's a joyful way to paint.