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Thursday, July 27, 2017


One self portrait per year. This is in progress for 2017.
It is just (h) 14" x 11" on canvasboard.

The self portrait from last year is (h) 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas. All self. This year I'm fooling with the composition more. Trying that flat field and fooling with the spatial illusion. Last year it was about the paint. Photography has changed our relationship to illusion and the computer is doing that even more so. I'm just painting, really.


I think I finished the big 5 foot tall canvas of Agatha, the agave. A portrait? Sorta. The plant is almost finished blooming.
7-27-17 Agave 40 feet
Agatha, 60" x 40"

That's a big honeybee in front in the painting.

There have been many, many bugs visiting this plant.