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Recent Painting: Making "Asilo" 2010

I first began painting Asilo six months ago. Much of its earlier phases were not documented as I had lost all momentum.

Some progress shots below.

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 Asilo

Asilo

Asilo did not begin as a predetermined image. Reworking paintings like this, over many months has its pitfalls. Some losses are irretrievable I have realised. Yet I have learned to see this as an acceptable part of my working method.

In a painting the interior life is unknown to you, but if you tune in sometimes the vibrations can be felt. And sometimes they can also be painted.