Friday, August 22, 2008

Salvaged from the Point

Ever stay up too late and try too hard to create art? It's even worse for me when I'm feeling hormonal. On this night, I was watching a documentary on HBO called "Hookers at the Point," about prostitutes in Atlantic City. I had seen it before, and it always makes me sad. I started out with this one - way too much paint and ended up frustrated that it looked too much like my other recent painting. I had been working on it for a long time and I was ready to throw it in the garbage. In frustration, I started throwing water on it - the colors started to run, and I wiped the whole painting from left to right with a paper towel and what shows here in the background is what was left.

Still not sure what to make of it, I poked at it randomly with the end of a paintbrush dipped in China White.

The next day, the white circles had faded and were hard to see. I took a permanent marker (that kept running out) and drew the suns around the dots. Then I filled in the centers with a watersoluable crayon. Picked up another crayon and did the purple squiggles. Picked up my waterbrush and wet those spots so they blended like paint.

I put the painting aside and didn't look at it til the next day. I was quite surprised that it turned out as well as it did considering it almost went in the trash.

(Written 06/17/07)

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