the thousandth layer

Posted by on Dec 5, 2009 in Blog

While visiting my family in FL last week, I was working on some small paintings on my Dad’s back porch. One in particular seemed quite problematic. I kept tweaking, revising, shifting the horizon line, etc………and still I could not make myself happy. Until finally, with one brushstroke, whatever is was, I smiled. Something good was emerging. And I thought, ”ah, on the thousandth layer.” Of course that is a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is that sometimes you have to stay with things for awhile before the good stuff surfaces. All of the layers underneath which were less than successful are an important part of the process add to the richness of the final painting. I will post some pictures as I finish series.