Facebook art challenge
This last week I have accepted the Facebook art challenge and posted three paintings a day for five days. The paintings I showed and the few that didn't make my cut but were in my folder are also included, to show my thinking process. I wanted to post my favorites, for no other reason than to share.
Collage is my own challenge. I love the way it builds the painting with rough and raw edges to design an image
Pastel paintings from old photos are a dip in history. I'm not so much interested in copying as I am in interpreting, because the color is all new.
Dogs and pickup trucks started with a show we had at the Apple Shed. It was the real west, and nothing is more real in the west than a dog in the back of a pickup truck.
Landscapes and plein aire painting are just plain necessary. Again, they are not done for any other reason than to enjoy the out-doors, interpret the dirt, the foliage and the sky, and to breath fresh air.
My abstracts are the loves of my life. Of course no one understands them. I think, however, that abstracts are secret windows to the mind. They tattle out of school and they are not meant, therefore, to be understood. They are paintings that reveal a character: one that no one can describe. Except tp elicit a feeling, or a concept, or even an epiphany. The titles tell the motivator, even if it is as shallow as blue and orange.
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