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Chromatic Junkyard; Abstract Painting

Chromatic Junkyard, Acrylic on 300lb arches C.P. watercolor paper, 2003

I was browsing through my painting archives when I saw a thumbnail of this painting which I did in 2003. I remember I had several paintings going at once at the time and one of them, this one,  was going quite poorly. I gave up on it and  for the next few days it became the depository of all excess paint. Hence the title, Chromatic Junkyard. I kept beating on it and eventually began to warm to it again.  I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw it again the other day. It felt like seeing an old friend, so I guess I like it now. I've always wondered if there might be no bad paintings at all, just unfinished ones.  Of course some of them need a lot of 'finishing'

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Great painting! and great title, it does like like a beautiful kind of color junkyard; Illuminated by a giant light bulb with a red center. Very nice,.... -Ed

June 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEd T.

nice painting. i really love this. thanks for posting this one. keep posting.

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVinyl Wall Art

Beyond tracing with pencil and tracing paper, there are really no well known methods of transferring an image onto canvas in coordination with oil paints.

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPortrait Painting

Painting really is amazing. It makes every artwork unique.

abstract painting

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlyn

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