Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Hi Friends, 

I haven't finished a painting in about six months. Oh, I've been working. I've been working like crazy. Pretty much all day, everyday (except when I was doing this) I just couldn't seem to get to that point where I felt like a painting was resolved, it was okay, but not. quite. there. Do you know what I mean? I've made the analogy that I feel like a vulture, I keep circling, and circling, and circling. I can see it (the resolution/prey*) I just can't get it!  Well, I'm happy to say (in one case) I finally got it...and I ate it. And here it is:

Piles in the Hallway, 16" x 20". Oil on Canvas. 2010.

And it's entrails:


 

I think one of the reasons I've been having a hard time finishing a painting is a lack of conversation. Want to come visit?  I take criticism well and have been known to offer visitors fun drinks and hilarious jokes. Think about it. I'd be happy to visit your studio as well. 


Thanks for listening friends. 

*Now, now, you don't think I'm saying that finishing a painting is all I care about do you? Because I'm not...it's the journey not the destination, but closure is good too. 

6 comments:

Michael said...

Looks great! I'd love to see a detailed shot of the lower-right corner. You know I like those little worlds you tuck away in the depths of the painting...
Did you make any changes following feedback from the Facebook post? I've compared (and contrasted!) and can't spot any...

Jenn Houle said...

Hi Bea,
I saw your post update through the Fellow Artist's Group. I haven't met you before but wanted to say that this painting looks awesome. I love the fluidity of the paint and the tactile description. Do you ever see paintings that make you want to paint? That's what this makes me want to do.
Nice work!
Jenn Houle

Bea Modisett said...

Michael - you'll see it in person one day...then you can find all the little worlds in person.

Bea Modisett said...

Jenn - Thank you! And what a compliment, to inspire someone else to paint. I checked out your website and really like some of your "piles" especially Planetary Pile! I'm sure our paths will cross at some point - we're both near Boston!

Erica said...

Hey! I love that painting, looks very nice! Excited to see more! are you showing anywhere soon? -Erica Femino

Bea Modisett said...

Hi Erica,
Glad you like it (I do too!) Right now I have a painting up at the Kingston Gallery at 450 Harrison in Boston and have a group show coming up there in August. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for reading!