interior grouch

Unholy Ghost (Interior View Grouch) 2004 Oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches

I thought for my first post I’d just get reactions to this painting.  It is one of the first in an ongoing series of paintings that seem to be teetering between representation and abstraction. 

I was thinking along the lines of a thread from a little while ago when we were talking about the meaning behind Colin’s photo of the hands.  I mentioned “visual clues,” and David thought that a discussion of that idea could be a post by itself.  Are there clues in this piece that help you make sense of it?  Or make you look more?  I will be working most of the day tomorrow, but will respond when I can…