Friday, May 23, 2008
Mother and Child Reunion
6 x 6" Oil on canvas
I had paperwork to catch up on yesterday and time just got away from me—which means work on Saturday. Oh well.
I bought these critters because I thought they would make great subjects. I really enjoyed painting them. But, the background didn't work out so well, or perhaps it did. I had planned a deep burgundy with some dark shadowed edges, but I broke one of my rules and tried to use some magenta mixed with other colors for full coverage. Not! Tried wiping it off, thought of replacing it with black, then thought the texture of the canvas showing through the nasty paint looked a tad interesting so I added "true love" symbols. Bold step for me. I think I'm finally getting away from rendering and getting closer to creating. That is a very good thing!