Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Fall Up"

"Fall Up"
18x24 oil on canvas, framed, 2011, sold.

The original photo was taken by Alicia Morrison and I got her permission to paint this beautiful fall tree. I love the composition of a squirrels eye view looking up the tree. Fall is a favorite time of year for me and I am glad I persevered to the end with this one. That statement will make sense if you read my previous post.

"Sailing"

"Sailing"
30x30 oil on canvas, 2011, sold.

As an artist I have learned that most paintings go through the garbage stage. Meaning at one point in the life of your painting, you will want to throw it in the garbage! Don't do that. Underneath this colorful painting is a sad black and white painting that never got to show its face because in total frustration and a weak moment, I took my palette knife and covered it... and this beautiful painting emerged. Well, now when the garbage stage is upon me I will have to decide do I persevere and finish what I started or do I take the risk of covering what could be great and create a new idea. So I decided for now that every great idea should have a chance to be finished so with a renewed mind and determination not to fail I have revived my black and white painting on another canvas with a new twist which I think is much better than the first.