A Stranger To Himself
2014. Acrylics, charcoal & pastels. 70x60 cm
By John Reuss
Last preparations before an attempt to fit my large painting (Going To Jerusalem) in the gallery car tomorrow…..
Sometimes - when I’m like 3 minutes from completing a painting I just get this urge to completely trash it. This time I just felt everything was “too pretty” (haha).
It is a make or break procedure though, some of my best work rests on the remains of (partially) destroyed work… but you run the risk of just ending up with a smoking pile of trash……
I actually thought I’d be posting a picture of a finished work today - guess not…
Random around the studio…
Fresh from the framers and ready to go to the gallery!