This is a re-post of a painting I did last fall. I became completely disappointed with my bar scene painting and re-stretched the canvas and have started over with a new abstract painting (which only has some of the pencil lines sketched up so I didn't see any reason to post it yet). One of the aspects about these paintings that I've always enjoyed is I don't do preliminary sketches. I draw directly onto the canvas or panel and feel my way along as I paint it. For me, this approach keeps the surprises in the picture and prevents it from becoming an exercise in merely copying. I also feel that the taped edges give a sense of order to the picture that some of my other work lacks. I guess I'll see how my next one proceeds. I titled this painting, Plank Road since I use a 6 ft. long piece of shelving.
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