Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Beginning Of The End

I am almost finished, in more ways than one. I am painting the long, precise outlines that are the final stage of many of my enamel works. It feels like a penance for a sin I didn't commit.
I am counting down the hours until this painting is done. I am also counting down the paintings themselves. I have only three more commissions in enamel to complete, then I am done with the medium for good. I have inhaled litres of its toxic fumes over the past ten years. When I was younger and more troubled, I didn't really care if it killed me. Now I do.

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