painting backwards

I think I freak some people out sometimes when they see one of my paintings evolve. The pieces start out with these crazy expressive swatches of color and then get edited down to what I hope are quiet renderings of what I’m seeing around me or just inside my mind’s eye.

I do this because I like to preserve what’s underneath and tease out images from it, working dark to light I keep editing out the chaos. Because I do this it gives my paintings a sense of depth that I couldn’t achieve if I was painting in a direct manner.

Happy Monday All!
XO
Staci

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