Joshua David Thayer

Art, drawing, photos, etc.

Tag: acrylic

Refinement. Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper.

Weird start to a new painting. (detail)

Detail of a new work in progress.

Destruction.

I  managed to successfully destroy all feelings of preciousness that had developed for this first new canvas by making an utter mess of it.

Today’s mission was to paint over areas that were feeling “right,” to choose colors that felt wrong, to grab a larger brush than instinct dictated, move the paint in the opposite direction of what felt right — to work away from the comfort to create the opportunity for a journey back that would be more fulfilling and more earned.

The first half has been accomplished. There is no enthusiasm for this canvas right now and it is in dire need of rescue.

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