Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shorewash [1999]

David asked to see another from that earlier period I mentioned in my last post. I`m happy to oblige.
Day after day this week, I worked on a canvas that always seemed close to having the sensibility I was after. At the end of last night`s session, I realized it was hopeless. That is such a strange feeling. Was I delusional all along? Many times during the process I congratulated myself for being tenacious, that it would be worth it. But it wasn`t.


Maureen said...

This piece fascinates me.

David Page Coffin said...

Wonderful; I'm a great believer in the Persistence of Folly:

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.” Wm. Blake

Norman Engel said...

I love it!