30x30 inches :: original acrylic and spray paint painting on stretched canvas
In her book, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott talks about the writing process in terms of drafts. The first draft is what she calls the down draft. You just start getting words down on paper. Then she talks about the next draft being the up draft. To examine and fine tune and correct what has been put down. And then the final draft is the dental draft. Where each and every word is examined as a dentist would examine each pearly white.
The down draft for this work happened with layers of acrylics followed by stripes made with spray paints in the outdoors (for good ventilation) ... a time-consuming task with effects that I adore. The up draft was to paint a face and figure referencing an earlier watercolor work from a few days ago. And the dental draft ... looking at every detail while staying loose and free. So maybe less of a dentist and more of an organic farmer, examining each and every seed ... while dancing under the sun. I like that imagery.