Monday, November 09, 2009

Underground




Collaborating on a project was, once again, wonderful. The process was challenging, and somewhat frustrating at the start, but that made the successful result more satisfying. I feel we all got what we wanted from the piece: I got to paint, my friend got to do more conceptual body “prints” (created with East LA dirt), a third friend suggested the initial "Home Depot" idea… and the final product was bigger than all the parts.
The magazine loved it (but they said they loved everyone’s work… very encouraging guys).
For my part, I had a great painting day, where everything flowed like magic out of my brushes. I finished the entire triptych in about four hours. Rather, four hours plus 25 years of painting…