If You Can’t Be Good, Be Weird #3


  • 100 x 120 cm
  • Acrylic & oil on linen

If You Can’t Be Good, Be Weird #3 is part of four paintings in which I further explored the tensions of my obsessive perfectionism. In each of these paintings I deliberately used tape in the first layer. Because of the risk that paint would slide underneath. So when the first layer was finished, I started rebuilding the grid without tape. By adding the same or new colours and varying it to different locations on the canvas. It’s the obsessive perfectionist in me that wants to keep things under control, but the experimentation is a way of breaking through that cycle.


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