Friday, March 28, 2008


I did it. I took the charcoal to the linen. I almost didn't dare. I almost wanted to keep it in the studio, just to look at a while longer, unsoiled...perfect. I didn't want to mess up a pure and lovely thing. The thing is, if I didn't take the risk, the risk of ruining it, then I'd never get to see if it had the potential to turn into something beautiful. Even if I do ruin it, the process feels good.
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Nigel said...

No gesso?

Cassandra Barney said...

Nigel-- are you putting something in the Spring Salon?
Its grey's actually called "Vancouver Grey"

Nigel said...

I need to, but circumstances may prevent it.

I just got out of the hospital, long story made short, my lung collapsed.

I have a show in a couple weeks and I'm focusing on work for that.

Oh, grey gesso. I've noticed that on the panels. I thought it was the natural linen color showing. When you were agonizing about ruining the project, I totally identified because tightly stretched, pristine, natural linen is a beautiful thing.

Cassandra Barney said...

NIGEL!!! I must hear the whole story. Are you alright? Yikes. Can you paint with only one lung?! I hope so.

I only gessoed part of it and left what I'm not goin to paint just raw you were right.
Get well. C


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