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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Return to Red

For many years I used a solid cadmium red ground to begin my paintings. Then I fooled around with other colors (sorry, red, nothing personal); now I crave that red underlying everything again. I got Winsor Newton Galeria Cad Red Medium and slapped it on there with a housepainter's brush. YEAH that is it! Mmmmmmmm ...

Now I have to let this stage dry, but I have four supports ready to go. Still removing canvas and staples (found a 14x14 to recycle as well). As I have said before, a lot of a painter's job is physical labor, and not terribly exciting, but it makes all the rest possible.

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