Studio Notes: Day 5

 

I touch up “Miami Beach”—I guess that’s the painting’s name. I think about other people quite a lot while filling in colors, and feel perturbed.

I try to remember: the painting is whatever I want it to be, my joyousness and nothing else!

 
 
“Miami Beach”

“Miami Beach”

 
 

I cover over the goth/hipster teenager portrait with some new cartoon style characters painted Cubist-wise. This painting looks more like the George Condo painting from the Met which I sought to emulate in Miami Beach.

 
 

I have quietly but consistently disqualified my painting techniques when they’re derived from another painter’s work. The reality is that the paintings with these appropriated techniques are still mine.