"Hard About" 23"x 22" polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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I am still iced in my studio. Thank God my studio is in my home. I started this painting yesterday afternoon and finished it late today. I feel pretty good about it. Sometimes that changes after I have lived with it a few days. This was one of those pieces that almost got scrapped. I gave up on it and with nothing to lose, just started pushing pigment around with a wet paper towel. I forced myself to stop periodically and survey the damage. It is very easy to take things too far and end up with mud. All of the sudden it started to work! This painting definitely took a change of direction halfway through. Thus the title.