The Uncertainty Of Painting


Sometimes you don't know what you have until it's gone. This unfinished painting now only remains as a low grade jpg file having been destroyed during a momentary failure of nerve. This isn't to suggest that all was well with it. Simply, there are times in pursuing a new direction when your reference points become momentarily obscured. It is like leaving safe harbour and watching the security of land slip away. Then you must trust in the map you are following until you make fresh landfall. Finding this image six years on I see that it held far more than I could understand at the time.

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