Begun as a collaboration with Petra by late April the canvas in the body of work known as Good Witches of the Between had reached a point of just hanging around on the wall or ontripod in the studio. I knew it still had some place to go, but where? So I'd look at it a while and then move on to attend to other things.
This is how it looked for about a month.
On April 25 I came into the greenhouse to find that Franz, having received little attention or painting time in recent weeks, had taken the painting into his own hands. With white and silver spray paint and some thinned down acrylic gesso he loosened up the (up)tightness that had entered into the oil painting as I worked it.
Here is a video I came across documenting Franz's intervention.
Here is the painting after the intervention along with a few detail pics.
It no longer hangs on the wall of the greenhouse. It's time to move on. Perhaps Franz will take a solo shot at his take on the Good Witches of the Between; and if his version becomes uptight and hangs around too long maybe I will stage an intervention of my own.