White Bones

I didn’t know my simple idea to layer lots of transparent white paint runs over this  30 x 30 inch canvas would take so long–and it’s only about fifty percent complete. Maybe not even that. But at this stage it has an interesting ease of appearance, as if I had just scribbled that white on very quickly with a few gestures instead of building up the white over time. Daily, and for weeks now, I have poured 3-4 runs of transparent white paint, allowing each to dry before pouring the next. (I also have a 48 x 48 inch canvas ready to try this on, that will have a much darker underpainting).

White Bones, 30 x 30 inches, synthetic polymer and pigment on canvas, 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
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