waiting for ideas to gel….

Roaming around the studio, staring at walls where my recent favorites are hung, sketching away…all the things I do before filling my palette with fresh paint and starting anew.  Sometimes the process goes rather quickly and other times I try to recapture the reason that I painted one thing or another for inspiration – for instance, this piece.  It’s not stacked away, it’s in my face everyday, hanging there, boldly announcing its presence!  In the mean time, I guess I’ll just add one more coat of gesso to that blank canvas on the easel….waiting for me to be inspired!

Dana Doran_Pieta Last Supper

Pieta (The Last Supper), 2015, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

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why is it we get so caught up in details?

Do details really matter?  Most of the time, I would opine, they don’t.  But, here they are anyway – – –

detail_adaptation

detail, work in progress, oil on canvas Broken strings, crumpled sheet music and reflection are all within view of this adaptation.