Most often it is an inability to slow down and take notes or photos or even just memorize the scene for later work.
Such was the case when I often whizzed by an open field fenced by a line of old trucks. I was never able to slow in time to pull off and photograph the composition but I would spend the rest of the trip thinking about them and the symbols they brought to mind. Finally I made an intentional trip out to the field with camera in hand.
Time passed, deadlines came and went, and still the photo did not materialize on a canvas. Until one cold and dreary day I decided it was time to tackle the scene. With abandon and a palate full of color I began:
Sometimes I cant wait to see what will emerge so I start off in acrylics...they dry rapidly and a playful attitude really emerges when I know that I will be painting on top of it all over again.
I tend to get metaphoric when I abandon all rules of realistic tonal qualities and perspective. To paraphrase Cyndi Lauper: a girl just wants to have fun (now and then). So I did.
ROMEOs 12 x 36, oil
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