Don't Hold More Than You Can Stand To Carry

50 x 74" acrylic on canvas

This is a painting I made in January 2012. It is on hand-stretched canvas on a reclaimed frame I built while I was in college.

This painting utilizes a technique that I developed while I was on an artists' residency in Romania in 2011 involving painting on the floor rather than on an easel. This allows me to work with very wet paint which can be pushed around the canvas and allowed to interact with other paints without everything just dripping off. The painting was made in stages, and was transferred from the easel to the floor a few times, so you do see dripping in the background.

I really enjoy the pure, primary colors in this painting. The cadmium red in the center really pops and holds the painting together in the center. The painting is both dark and bright at the same time.

This painting has been exhibited in the Hancock Tower in downtown Boston, in the gallery space at National Boston, and was featured in the Visions and Viewpoints nationally juried exhibition at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO.

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