Shown here cropped, a large format oil on canvas painting, from early 2015. With the paint dry for eight months and the surface recently sanded, soon I will apply varnish.
During the process I've had a troubled relationship with this painting. I have embraced its size but for a period considered cutting it down to four smaller works. I find with large works there is the possibility of some areas being stronger than others. One focus while working is to strive to make all passages interesting or hopefully beautiful. Color has that ability, it's not magic except it is. This painting made me nervous. But I've learned that if I am nervous I'm involved and I have to trust and let go...or cut it up.