Paintings demand time—time working on them and time away from them. Taking a visual absence from artwork in progress enhances the critical review process by allowing your eyes to recalibrate to a more neutral state.
Absence makes the eyes grow stronger.
But what if instead of waiting weeks to review unfinished paintings you waited months…or even years? What happens when your starting point is no longer a blank canvas but somewhere in the middle?
The unfinished “in-limbo” paintings used to create this miniseries were in my studio storage for nearly a decade.
The original canvas is shown first alongside the final painting.