During the painting process, I often ask myself,
What in the heck are you doing?
That is the worst painting you've ever done.
Pack up your brushes.
This is going in the trash heap.
Do you see a trend here?
This 14" x 11" is the first painting I've done for me for a good while.
And it was kicking me all over the studio for several hours.
I've been a little consumed for my new gallery which will be opening July 9.
This is painted from a photograph I took in Augusta, KY.
I made a still shot video of the progression of this painting,
and it wasn't until I put the arbor in that I was able to back myself off the ledge.
When I put the vines in, then I began to sort of smile again.
As I added the leaves and first level of purple of the wisteria,
I finally thought, OK, I can finish this.
So you work for three or four hours on a painting
and finally the last 1/2 hour it comes together.
It's a wonder I finish anything.
14" x 11" unframed on stretched canvas
$150 + $20 shipping.
Click here to see a progression of this painting.