August 5, 2008

Where Was I?

The last four paintings made before I left LA were an effort to suss out the ramifications of the thick and thin as it has developed in this body of work I refer to as wet into wet. The thin is paint laid down and sheared off with a blade. Around the time I began this blog, I dropped what amounts to five or more 225ml tubes of paint as another manner of touching the canvas. Around the same time I had began to rock masses of paint with my handmade daubers.

The big question now is where to go from here. How do I achieve the suppleness and grace in a deep embeddedness within this realm of painting? Issues such as subject, motif and theme start to itch. I'm starting to think that I have to recuperate my old friend drawing, a practice I had let wither for much too long.

Posted by Dennis at August 5, 2008 2:43 AM

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