20 May, 2011

Enters The Ax Man





When a man comes in my studio with an ax, several of my new works get destroyed.  It isn't a pretty sight.

My posts on self critique:

That man is me, of course.

9 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

I'll read this later. I sort of can't bear it. lol lol

Donna T said...

Good posts. Thanks! I need to invite the Ax Man in sooner before I waste time trying to fix a painting that can't be fixed.

Casey Klahn said...

Jack Nicholson is scary, huh? I think you are an artist who has a good handle on critiquing work, Celeste.

Donna, the fun begins when I go back into a "lost" painting to save it.

Jeanette said...

Send that ax man over to me later, I can keep him busy for an afternoon. :)

Casey Klahn said...

Jeanette, you live in the land of Ax Men. I'll contract a local one for your studio.

Sonya Johnson said...

I enjoy the process of axing; it feels good to get rid of reminders of the less than successful moments in my studio.

I have a can of alkyd primer on standby for the oil paintings that need the ax.

cerulean said...

Wow! You killed your darlings!

Casey Klahn said...

It is a lot of work for me, Sonya. I had a recent experience on a national jury and am armed with a little more knowledge this year. Live and learn.

Casey Klahn said...

That;s right, Eric. I did 'em in.

I do have a process where I recover some failed works. A few have actually been re-born from last year. Maybe it all evens out in the end, huh?

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