The paper for a stencil is a kind of a sad, temporary thing;
I cut it so that paint can come through. After that, I throw it out.
I laid down the base for this painting last night, and started the stencil this evening. Funny; two days seems like forever sometimes.
I’m really into stencils lately. They are extremely labor intensive – especially when you’re just using them for a one-off painting. A stencil doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to one painting; I just do it that way.
It feels important to me for some unknown reason that every stencil I create only be used for one art piece.
There’s probably more to it than this: I have a personal conviction not to repeat myself. Nothing against artists along the lines of Andy Warhol or anything . . . I’m just not one of them. Not by a long shot.
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