Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Waiting for Kids, 9x15
Trouble. It sneaks up when you least expect it. There you are, enjoying the day and 'Wham!', trouble knocks you for a loop.
Like this painting. It seemed like such a good idea for a sunny late afternoon. All those pumpkins forming a pattern on the hillside and smiling at me......well, it seemed like they were. Do you have any idea how many pumpkins are in a field like this? Hundreds, thousands, maybe millions.
OK. I'm being dramatic. It was fun, yet challenging, to do this painting. As you can tell, I didn't really paint all those pumpkins.....just two or three with minimal detail. It was the illusion of all these pumpkins just sitting there waiting for children to show up that I wanted to create. Getting the balance between illusion and reality was the trick.
What a great month to be a kid with an imagination. What a great month to be an adult with a paintbrush in hand...