Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Yesterday I etched/ finished the Top Panel of three for my St. Michael's window...Didnt have time to photo yet..started new painting last night..The more love you put into the "base panel" of your painting, the more love you will put into your final painting because you wont want to wreck all that hard work..The photo is a panel I made for a new work..There are TWENTY layers of sanded gesso on this board.   Each one thinned with 50% water and then a final transparent wash- coat of Burnt Sienna. If you put a lot of work into something it "gives back to you" when you look at most modern art it is poorly made and slopped together in a blobby "inspired" mess..I you look at an old master you can "smell the lamplight" (as they say) you can feel the hard work and hours and years of dedication to master light and flesh and spirit, There is Chi there. Good art requires dedication and labor and hard work, you dont walk up to a canvas and slop out your emotions..even my loose works like my "flood paintings" are painted with laser focused and worked until they look spontaneous and alive. What you put into art you get back out and if you put love into art it will radiate out long after you have passed.

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