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Fossil
Fossil
Oil on Canvas
40" x 24"
2013

Part of the process of oil painting involves priming the naked canvas with an acrylic paint layer so that the oils don't dissolve through the canvas.
This stage results in a very different relationship with the canvas, there is only white, there is a lot of it, and it doesn't matter how it's spread just that all is covered. I've always enjoyed dripping and playing with the paint at this stage, reveling in the freedom and the knowledge that this ephemeral layer is soon to be lost. For this canvas I just kept playing and crafting until a thick texture was created. After I let the forms dry instead of washing them flat. I washed a light layer of oils on top. The forms seem organic like fossils uncovered after eons of sleep.

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