"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Friday, May 31, 2013
Painting on a Wing and a Prayer
Oil on linen panel / 24 x 36
I have no title yet for this rather overly ambitious piece. I worked on it for about 3 hours and feel drained so knew it was time to stop for today. So many decisions as my only references are the sketches I did in life drawing, each one from a different vantage point in the studio so each one with different light source - and of course, done in graphite. So the lighting and the color are a conglomeration of imagination, whimsy, trial and error and past experience. Perhaps this is what painting is really all about. I am not displeased with this second day of painting this piece but I hope I can maintain my interest and stamina. Its a big painting and quite a challenge!