🚧WORK IN PROGRESS🚧
“Callisto, Before They Made Her A Stranded Star. Part II.” Oil on canvas 18x24”. SOLD
“Maybe that was their intention all along. Perhaps they knew they could not eliminate the darkness of the night, so instead, they created these beautiful glowing lights in the sky—a small light for the people to cling to—to serve as a constant reminder to all that looked up, that no matter how dark the world seemed, there would always be light.
Maybe that is why they created you as well”
― Courtney Praski, The Seven
How do you know a painting is done?
When I first start a painting, I’m on my feet, I’m up all the time. As it progresses, I spend more time sitting and thinking - the ratio switches. There’s a play of call and response as the painting goes on: If I do this, painting says yes or no, if I do that, the painting says no room or I want that.
It’s negotiation until there comes a day when I am sitting and looking, but I don’t get up. The painting is no longer responding. It’s full. Whatever this painting gave you, whatever you could have gotten from it, this relationship is not done
but it is full.
It’s not finished, there is just no more room. It has given me everything it can.
There was so much response coming from part I that it simply could not stay on one canvas. Both pieces have room left to consider and I’m looking forward to seeing both of these soon. Swipe for part I and look up the Roman story for the constellation Ursa Major for the narrative.
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