This canvas began as a solid pinkish ground in 2015. The cast was more coral than I like so it sat in a 'to be re-worked' stack until early 2016.
I work on unstretched canvas stapled to the wall. When small to medium works are dry I find it is easier to flip through and move stacks or piles. If there is interest or an exhibition I will stretch it up. Until then, stacks of paintings make sense.
One day while flipping though paintings I realized the pink ground was the problem. Actually in summer 2015 my Rhode Island Gallerist, Cade Tompkins visited the studio and she delicately pointed out that it wasn't one of my better pinks. She was right of course, I knew it. So finally I stapled it up and thinking of a particular painting that sold rather quickly, I got to work.