Got My Panties in a Knot Over This Painting

You see the problem, don't you? The lettering, in the cell phone ad. Too big. Too thick. I must redo that part again for the.., uh.., fifth time. I think the fifth. If I leave it the way it is, these kind people who commissioned this will look and see a cell phone ad. What they should see is a rendition of a moment, a moment in Chicago, with the advertisement as more of a subtle backdrop, part of the white noise, the visual hum of the city. 

I will keep trying.

I love commissions. It's so challenging. I always learn so much. This is the first time I've done a city landscape as a commission. It's fun. Frustrating and fun. How is that possible? It is. 


  1. I cant read it. Try translating it into Russian and Greek, mix up the letters and paint that.

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