Wednesday, June 24, 2009

R.I.P. Tootsie


Obsessive-compulsive behavior ruins paintings. Agonizing over the background for the upteenth time, I spent hours changing colors, painting over colors, smearing colors, and thinning colors on this "finished" piece until I was left with a big, ugly, goopy, muddy glob. Needless to say, Tootsie could not be revived and has gone to the Big Art Gallery in the sky. Forgive me, dear Tootsie. You were a great model...(and I promise not to touch the other versions of you!).