September 9, 2003

Light Touch

This work on paper was painted before the last big painting, inspiring the whole lighter touch thing. In the big canvases, a lighter touch is different... and a more elusive for me.. to be honest. Satisfaction and dissatisfaction follow in such rapid succession for me in them...

In a small paper piece, the arrest after a serendipitous action is natural. I have yet to find the naturalness in the larger. more built supports of linen wrapped panels. Maybe it is a question of scale? Simply, mixing and swinging tons of paint onto the surface at greater force? Well, the scale of my pocket book has to keep pace with the ambition of this idea.

Posted by Dennis at September 9, 2003 8:01 PM

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