What I learned working on the painting shown in progress I - V

So, looking at the development and final product of Untitled 2011 I think I have made an important discovery about my working methods. In review of the progress of the painting I discovered that there were several points in the development of this piece where I should have stopped or, at the very least, pulled back. Without going on and on I think, in my work, the concept of "less is more" is an important truth. When my work is loose and spontaneous it has a more genuine feel. The final version of this painting (Progress V) is a bit cold and stiff for my liking.

So, while the piece itself is not a success the process of making it certainly was. 

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