Finished today. Varnishing Sunday. Everything is done for the November 9th show opening. Big whew.
LightGrid 18x36" oil on canvas
Worked from a photo taken last year on the Senoia, Ga location for the The Walking Dead show. My favorite part - besides the contrast between the violent, apocalyptic story and the calm, pastoral landscape - is the shadow of the ropes behind the grid cloth. I can feel the heat and hear the cicadas.
Going to paint one more of this series - BarnSet. This looks like a straight up Wyeth, a bucolic interior of a barn with
hay bales and light coming through the cracks between the boards, yet it
is totally fabricated - a set built to be torched. It'll just have to wait for the next show to take a bow.
tubs - one round tin and one oblong and brass - around the front yard
this morning and took hipsta photos. I want to do another one of those square
Elements paintings of water reflecting sky. It might be my new tomato, i.e my go-to image for multiple variations. (Think Degas - dancers or Monet - haystacks).
Tried another set-up for Earth. I
started with the dead bird, now 90% skeleton, on a mossy bit of lawn. Scavenged the yard for appropriate props. Threw in a toadstool, a pine
cone, a few acorns, a dogwood branch and some maple leaves. We'll see.