11"x14" oil on canvas. • When I look at an object like my old hiking boot, I see so much color, or at least the opportunity for color. Never mind the blue laces, what about the wonderfully aged and worn areas of the leather? I would advise throwing everything your palette can dream of at those areas and see what sticks, but I wouldn't say, "Just have fun with it," because anybody who has ever been around me when I paint knows that fun doesn't (often) come into the equation. It is more like an intense chess match combined with a 10K run. Oh yeah, I've been known to cuss out misbehaving paintings. I'd spank the little so-and-sos if that wasn't such a messy proposition. • Sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been otherwise engaged in three chess matches with rather large opponents. I consider any piece that requires me to utilize a step stool to paint the top portion of the canvas to be a large painting. I will fill you in later.
Posted January 24, 2013
sold • private collection bradbury, ca