“Going over your chops”



When I was in art school the old guard macho painters always went on about their chops, alluding to the definitive  arm gesture in the kata of painting.  When a group of these predominantly old men got together for a few drinks it became a swaggering group of bragging balls out sad men. All leaning on one another seeing who had the ultimate trade mark swing, it was sad.  However it is interesting that as a painter once I return from a sprint through the galleries looking at paintings I invariably find myself going over what I know and what I have just discovered. The painting below was one of those arm swinging moments, going over the chops.

Old Man, Oct 23rd, 2014 acrylic on canvas, 44 x 66 in.
Old Man Living Ghost , Oct 23rd, 2014 acrylic on canvas, 44 x 66 in.
studio oct 23rd 3 pm, Toronto
studio oct 23rd 3 pm, Toronto

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