LAURA JOHNSTON

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New Painting - 28 (But Who's Counting?)

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Laura Johnston 28 (But Who's Counting?) 30x24" acrylic on canvas 2015

Laura Johnston
28 (But Who's Counting?)
30x24" acrylic on canvas
2015

I've been working on this beast for months, and it feels good to finally call it finished. Most of the time with my paintings I have this intense emotion and energy that flows freely onto the canvas; this painting felt different. More like a puzzle than a dance. More mental than intuitive. It took me longer to get there, but in the end I feel the same sense of satisfaction that all of its pieces are in place.

I believe my 365 project caused the shift in scales from intuitive to cerebral. I am curious to see how the two balance out over the next year or so when I won't have the same daily habit of sketching and sharing. I still plan to make good use of my sketchbooks, and I feel like I understand how to use them more effectively now.

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