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Apr 26, 2007 2 Comments

ribeye, 8×10″, acrylic

"Once in awhile, it takes off – that's the kind of opiate of painting. That's what makes you work every day. Then, when it clicks it's really fantastic, but those days are really few and far between." – Jamie Wyeth, on painting

The ribeye, a slightly larger work finished in 2 quick sessions, is something I couldn't have attempted with the same confidence – or with the assurance that it would still be good for the grill – 6 months ago.

But on the heels of that small victory dance, I've been struggling to bring some of my charcoal studies to fuller vision in paint. Hopefully they'll pull together – but in the words of Otis Rush, "Well, I can't quit you baby, but I got to put you down for awhile/ Well, you know, I can't quit you baby, but I got to put you down for awhile/ Well, you know, you messed up my happy home baby…"

DISCUSSION

Scott    Apr 27, 2007  at  3:18 am
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GREAT piece. The light in the shadow out at the tip… oh my. I’m salivating.

As to the paintings of the charcoal pieces. After the success of the ribeye, perhaps the cows would do better if you imagined that you were going to eat them.

shawn    Sep 28, 2007  at  11:39 pm
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thx, scott – i’ll keep eating & imagining.

re – several anon posts stating that the song above is a Led Zeppelin tune-

i’m a GINORMOUS zep fan, and my love of them led (pun intended) to the Otis Rush orig – http://www.turnmeondeadman.net/Zep/ICantQuitYouBaby.php

rock on & thx for stopping by-
sk

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