Monday, August 16, 2010


6x6, oil on gesso panel, $75.00
Every once and a while it is good for me to revisit a thought process.  Economics is an important part of painting.  Time labored in completing a painting can have more than one effect.  I have found that economy of brush stroke and time is only effective when the proper time is put into the original idea or concept.  I must do the work, lay down a plan and follow it for the most efficient result.  And in the end the painting seems to have painted itself.  I have painted many a painting that the labor felt overwhelming and time put in far out weighted the surface value of the finished painting.  The lessons learned in the process have almost always been priceless.  Having a plan, knowing materials and tools and visualizing a goal for me have lead to a more economic way to paint.  


Dana Cooper said...

Well stated painting too!

Karen Bruson said...

Absolutely. I just wiped out my last three, overworked and under planned paintings.