That’s so funny. I was photographing this piece today and my camera lectured me with a big hello digital warning that someone in the photo had blinked. Aside from the impossibility, I’m a little angry with my camera…if it so damn smart then why oh why can I not take a photo without glare? I’m blaming my camera. My camera blames me…when will it end?
It is the end of this piece though. I was thinking of adding a ribbon to hold that fish atop my model’s head, but no….I thought it might be a bit too distracting. The title? The Vanity of Technologies. Right?
The Vanity of Technologies, 2017, oil on canvas, 36″ X 36″
Oh! The glare of it all! I always have to stand back and take a picture somewhere mid-painting. Somehow it helps to distance myself from the work to see where I should be going! I suppose the glare from my lousy photography helps along those lines…
And, you thought I’d finally given up painting? Well, it has been a while since I’ve done anything worth sharing. This is what is on the easel at the moment, a nice piece featuring a glass of spilled wine – – spillage without breaking the glass! It’s a miracle! A glass saved…although, saved or not, I can’t help but wonder if that bow had anything to do with it. It’s a work in progress – needing much more paint! Oil on cheap canvas,
The Christmas Card Project is drawing to a close. If you’re unfamiliar, a couple of weeks ago I got the brilliant idea of sending hand painted oil on canvas greeting cards to my friends during the holidays. I’ve completed 15 and I may try to complete three more….I might be running out of ideas for greetings that are even loosely recognizable as being Christmas greetings, but I shall press on!
The Christmas Card Project 2017, oil on canvas board