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“Watchful” 18×24, oil on gessoboard, $262 Buy Now

Blue herons in my dreams.  Never moving, always still.

This one started so magically.  In ten minutes I had a loose sketch– thin paint that flowed across the canvas.  But real paintings can’t take ten minutes.  Impossible.

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So I worked it and worked it with the palette knife which is blobbing and scratching, far less graceful.

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I love painting both ways– flowing, streaking and also piling, scratching.  But I wish sometimes I could just stop.  Or learn to develop that which is loose and free without jailing it and stealing its spirit.

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