One of my tasks is to inventory my multitude of canvases. So far I've made it through about 100. I've got at least 60 more before I'm done with canvases. I'm finding it very helpful to physically look at what I've got and determine what I think may be salable, and write it all down.
There are a few paintings that I want to keep, some are finished and some are unfinished, a couple are damaged. There are quite a few paintings that are really old and I have to decide whether they can be sold or not. When I talked with my friend Bruce Burr about keeping some of the old paintings for posterity, his humorous but astute response made me question the necessity of that choice. Perhaps a photo would serve just as well for the documentation of growth. I'll have to consider that. Feel free to leave your thoughts on the matter in the comments.
Among the good, the old, and the beautiful, I've found quite a few blank canvases, many canvases that definitely need to be painted over and others that I will consider painting over. In addition, there are several unfinished experiments like the one below that could be taken to completion. The first photo below shows the stopping point from last March.
Today, all of a sudden, I was painting in the midst of my inventory. I was compelled to create a strong horizontal line with Indanthrene Blue over the crackle paste. The close up shot reveals a puddle of paint I didn't see until I took the photo. I smeared that around a bit more. Now it is one step closer to Ta-Da!
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