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Studio Work Resumes

January 4, 2010

Still working on the two 30″ square panels, but I can show you progress on one of them, with more texture and color. In this picture it’s still an obvious “nine patch” and though I do like the individual square segments of the grid, I find this a little boring. Stay tuned as I make additional decisions on this one and then the other one.

For a prior stage of this one click here.

More work has been done today on both panels since this picture was taken, but it got too dark to take new pictures. Tomorrow I will update these.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2010 5:13 pm


    I loved it when it looked like it was in thirds. I like it even more now that it looks like it is in ninths.


    • January 4, 2010 8:54 pm

      Thanks, Vicki. It has changed a little again. Tomorrow I will show progress on both of them.

  2. January 4, 2010 6:31 pm

    Martha — Very very nice! Looking forward to seeing the 2nd one. c

  3. January 4, 2010 7:24 pm

    Been away a long time, but still admire your work, Martha. I like how this is progressing, and your thoughts on the work in progress… will come back to see the changes!
    Happy new year, eh?

  4. January 4, 2010 8:48 pm

    It’s like a mystery episode — waiting to see what happens next — a cliffhanger! I hope you realize how entertaining all this is to me and how much I’m enjoying seeing the process. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. — Carol Leigh

    • January 4, 2010 8:57 pm

      Carol, I’m glad you’re enjoying this. And knowing that makes me even more determined to keep going! Thanks.

  5. January 5, 2010 2:10 am

    I just bet some of those cool marks disappear – under more cool marks. I get the feeling something drastic is about to happen, in a good way. Can’t wait to see what…

    • January 5, 2010 6:53 am

      Ahh, Cath. You are onto what’s happening exactly. Looking now for which cool marks need to be preserved, and which ones are less important to me and to the painting.

    • January 5, 2010 6:54 am

      Cath, that’s exactly what’s going on. Looking for what cool marks need to be preserved and which ones can go. Adding a few more along the way too. I need just one thing that will make this thing pop!

  6. January 5, 2010 5:23 am

    I don’t find it boring! If I imagine I had not seen the former stages, I’d read it as a series and then, to my surprise, find out that it has the ground layers all over.

    • January 5, 2010 6:51 am

      Well Eva, just maybe boring in terms of the composition and no surprises I think. Isn’t it funny? I wanted the nine patch to be just an underlying structure, but it still screams to be left intact.

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