The Sander, 2013.

Oil and pencil on canvas,

24 x 24 inches.

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About This Artwork: I sketched out The Sander the day I knew I should have been out in the garage working on prepping my birch panels rather than sitting around, writing about my feelings right there and then. My feeling were that I wasn't getting enough done and it was best described in this simple sketch. When I painted it, I did nothing to change the sketch because I felt it said exactly what I wanted it to say. That's how I painted it. Simple. Honest. Direct.