This afternoon I decided to work more on this piece…… still don’t know what to call it. (If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know in a comment!)
As you know, I am not an oil paint fan. But I still do it from time to time. Last year I told my son that I would do a painting for him similar to one he saw in a store.
So, I began with the task of finding a large enough canvas that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Check! Next, I painted the whole thing gray. After that dried I began the process of figuring out how to lay it out and give it some drama and meaning. I looked at a lot of photographs dealing with the theme of the highway leading off into the horizon.( If you get a chance, go check out Tau Zero , this guy is spectacular! )
So far, this is as far as I have gotten…… stay tuned for more!
At long last I have completed some projects that I have been working on for an extended period of time…..sometimes things just don’t wanna get done.
Here is a photograph of a piece I call Million Mile Reflections. My subject was a victim of Alzheimer’s. Such a tragedy. Anyway, I was inspired by the look in his eyes, both before and after the ravages of the disease. I’m always amazed by what a person can see in another person’s eyes.
Thank you all again for coming by. Please come again soon to see what else crops up on Quiet Eloquence!
This morning I met one of my friends for coffee at a local coffee shop. We both noticed an art piece hanging near our table. Really nice colors. The more we looked and talked about it the more I felt like going home and getting out the brushes.
This piece started out completely different than the end result. Here is a photo of it. I’m calling it “Into The Light”.
I came down sick with a bug the first part of the week….. been a couple three years since I had the pleasure. But something good came out of it. I had encouraged a friend to pick up the paint brush again after she had shown me something she had done some years back. Anyway, I’m here, confined to my house and I decided to get out my watercolors again. It has been awhile since I really had any desire to do anything in that medium. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised by what emerged as I sat in front of the fire with them.
I’ve about determined that wintertime is the time for experiments. Maybe it is because a person gets cooped up when the weather is less than warm or maybe it’s…. oh, I don’t know.
Case in point: color. I had this notion that I wanted to paint in blue and green. So, I whip out the blues and greens in my small collection of oil paint tubes, squirt out a few globs of paint onto the palette then grab my trusty palette knife and ……….. I really didn’t intend for it to look like a flower but thus far, that is what it appears to be. Hmmm. I guess we’ll see as time goes on whether it continues to look like that.