Thorns on Paper

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Thorns on Paper

12″x12″ (30 x 30 cm) – oil on gessobord – commission

Thorns on Paper is a second commission for Mostly Glass gallery and another painting for the Crinkled Paper show planned for this year end.

I’ve been working on this painting since April, it took nearly three months, longer than I hoped. I am happy to finish and sign it. And it did not help the matter that towards the end a scratch  appeared on a finished background. Could have been Elvis’ work, or I might have gotten careless for a moment – hard to tell. I could not repair it and had to repaint the background.

About the title: Everyone who talked about this painting so far calls it “Caravaggio”, which seems to be an intuitive thing to do given the book title painted in the front. Natural that it may be I find it a bit presumptuous. I titled the painting Thorns on Paper to reflect on the painting on the book cover Crowning with Thorns.

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  1. eightdecades July 19, 2014

    Very well done, as a fan of Caravaggio I found this piece to be an exceptional composition, great unwrapping of a great book that belongs in any studio! I can see why even the smallest of scratches would make repainting necessary. Superb painting!!!!

  2. C-Marie July 19, 2014

    All I can say is your work is absolutely beautiful in colour, composition, and in every way. Thank you so much! C-Marie

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