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June 15, 2011

One for the road.

 Mary Addison Hackett, "Self-portrait with Volunteers," 2011
oil, graphite and interference acrylic on paper
30" x 23"


It seemed apropos to set up shop in the den again. Sometimes I fantasize about the open loft, white cube studios of days gone by, but realistically, even in manic mode, I can only work on so many paintings at a time. I gessoed all the paper at the train car space because I don't have much accessible wall space here. What's that joke about sculpture? "Sculpture is something you back into while looking at a painting." Furniture, sculpture, same thing. After I run out of paper and linen, I'm afraid I'll be working on found wood and cardboard if things don't pick up. Not saying that would be a bad thing, but it might be the point of no return. That, and when I start doing "street art" on the side of the house. 

Speaking of which, some new works are posted over at the doppelg√§nger site. 

7 comments :

Carla said...

wow again. I'd like to see in person to see how the interference is reading.

Mary Addison Hackett said...

It's Blue Pearl from Nova Color. I'll try and post a detail of the background tomorrow. It's all stormy and creepy dark here now.

Seriously, it's too much fun. I hope I'm not insane. I mean, not that it would matter at this point.

Carla said...

Stormy and creepy dark is exciting.

Carla said...

Thackie's on a roll. Love The Green Vase. Martian Spring is funny.

Steven LaRose said...

Yes, Green Vase is a good'n.

I'm looking at the closing of KEG with lemonade goggles. If she is doing the shipping, I will be coming into a number of surfaces from 2007 that I can re-work, paint over, or supplement. Otherwise, I am down to crinkled newsprint myself.

Mary Addison Hackett said...

My girlfriend whose known me for a zillion years just told me the last self-portrait looked like my mom even though it looked like me, but that it looked like my mom. More identity issues.

Elaine Mari said...

Like...

Nicely done.