Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bentwood Chairs Have Feelings?!

You may have noticed the beginnings of some chairs in an earlier post about my healing process from hand surgery. Well those chairs are still coming into being. Thought I would give you a more frontal view of their initial layout. 
Sometimes I wonder why in the world did I take on so many chairs?! Too many criss-crosses and overlaps going on! But there is something beyond just wanting to paint chairs that look like chairs. There is a 'feeling' that is also being captured - a feeling in these chairs and some kind of feeling in me. Will be interesting to verbalize them both as this painting evolves.
I know that a 'feeling' happens with all my paintings when I think they are done being worked on. But as complicated as this painting is I'm glad there is this 'feeling' at two levels happening. Otherwise I don't think I could just paint these chairs to just be chairs. That'd be  b-o-r-i-n-g! 

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