Yearling

  • Painting: oil and acrylic on cardboard
  • Size: 42Hx32W inches

Like all artists, I often only stop painting when too exhausted to keep going, when my work reaches that point of diminishing returns and I am forced, by unsuccessful and too often frustrating results, to discontinue. That was when I came up with a mollifying solution. I cut up a strip of cardboard from an old crate - still left in my studio – tacked it onto the wall – a piece roughly 35”x45”, and I began to brush the paint for the day, injudiciously at first, and more often than not, very heedlessly, across it. But observation got the better of me. I started to realize something. I started to realize this “foul sheet,” as Elizabethan playwrights used to call it, began to resemble a Joan Mitchell – resemble, and I was intrigued. From then on I began to more – I suppose you’d say calculatedly - deposit the paint on the board, as yet another experiment – and yet then a further realization - besides the fact that the change was refreshing and I enjoyed it. The change in my thought process, from the work I’d been doing, seemed to get me through the gaps and obstacles my concentration had set up for me during the day. And although I rarely returned to work, I at least began to be in a position to further re-evaluate, re-gauge, the work I’d been doing – and sometimes more than this. The gist is, a friend – who is a geometric minimalist - visited my studio and asked if I was going to sell it, at least in prints, but I never took him seriously. But recent events and comments have made me change my mind. The title is “Yearling,” since it was approximately a yearlong experiment. 

This painting is available only on 36Hx24W inches canvas prints. Original painting not for sale.

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