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This is an accidental painting. A few weeks ago, I drew Georgia O'Keefe from a Steiglitz photograph and I didn't care for what I had. The painting sat against the wall with me looking at it askance, unhappy with it. After awhile, I decided the painting wasn't worth keeping, so I covered the entire canvas up with black oil stick.


So what now? I studied the blackness for a few minutes and for the heck of it I took a spatula to it, scraping the fresh paint off. As Georgia was revealed, I realized I had something I could live with.