((( WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF SLEEP DEPRIVED [AND SOMEWHAT SWOLLEN LOOKING DUE TO LACK OF EXERCISE] GREG OAKES RAMBLING ON ABOUT ART AND STUFF )))
i rushed to get this done (approx four days) for a group show; i started it wednesday(may22) and by saturday morning(may25) i was ready for the final step, adding the black linework (after an all-nighter friday). i'm not totally happy that i rushed through it because i feel i made some poor choices; true the black linework gives it a cool graphic kustom kulture edge, but part of me thinks i killed the traditional (pop surrealism!?) fine art feel it had. the fact that i was extremely sleep deprived after a few late nights and that one all-nighter didn't help matters much. those who have already seen it in person like it and as far as they're concerned it's complete, but in my mind there's so much to tweak, mistakes to fix, etc.. alas, we are our own worst critics/enemies. *sigh* ps. there was absolutely no reference used for this piece, just paint to canvas,...my memory and imagination.
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