by Fred Chuang

14" x 11"

This painting was an early ground-breaker for me.  It started as a painting that just wasn't going to succeed.  At the time, I had always just painted "forward"--I had never backed up by removed something I had painted.  When the initial failure of this work was heading to the trash--my second utter reject--my partner, Bill, mentioned how much he liked the background.  That started me thinking, and solvent entered the picture, literally.  Not only did I remove the offending part of the original piece, but I also "drew" with the solvent, creating the arcs.

Subsequently, this painting was the very first I ever sold to a complete stranger, at my debut public showing!