Sunday, November 16, 2008


On Fire acrylic on canvas...40x30 $2500

This is not what I had in mind when I started to work on this canvas. It was supposed to be a dark, foreboding sky with dark blues and warm grays with a touch of red-orange. Working from top to bottom I could not escape the sense that all was not well. It simply did not look good. I tried tweaking it a bit, but the more I went back into the painting the worse it became. Finally I gave up and covered everything in black. At the last minute I decided to add the splashes of color and realized something good was happening.

Some of the nuances in texture and color have been lost in the photo because of all of the black. I've already started a companion piece. Similar colors but different composition...I think.


Suzanne said...

Art happens, doesn't it?

dog face girls said...

I like it, but it does bring to mind what's happening in So Cal right now.

timerulesmylife said...

love the black and red!

Stephanie and the Dogs, Zoie & Quiz! said...

An erie resemblance to my Southern California neighborhoods in the past months... Beautiful work.