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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

“Love Those Redheads”, 24″ x 36″, oil and acrylic on canvas, (collaboration with my daughter who did the sweet background), 2013-2014.
From my Ground Control To Major Tom series…..

for some reason, right when I finished this, that line from Dazed And Confused, from the character that Matthew McCaunahay plays, says he "loves those redheads" popped into my mind.  I love how that happens.  These paintings are generated by a simple but complicated system and process, and then after all of the process is over, a little thought can swing the whole thing.  I remember being struck by an Allan Ginsberg quote where he says that you should go with your first thought and not over think and over revise it.  I like that…..

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