Daily small paintings- and an occasional larger one-in a quest to refine my craft and above all, enjoy the process
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I felt the urge to paint larger and came up with this one. I like almost everything about it, but am wondering if I should re-paint the older guy with his head tipped down and a book in his lap. There's something intensely intimate about the interaction (or lack of interaction) between the two of them that might alienate potential buyers. I don't paint specifically with sales in mind, but I'm not interested in storing a lot of paintings either!
Posted by Layne Cook at 7:41 AM
Labels: 18x24, camping, figurative
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I like what you have here- Older guy is just chilling- relaxed pose is good. I don't think would be a turnoff at all. Lovely!!
Layne, I couldn't tell you want will sell or not, I don't have the experience in that area. But I love this piece as is. I agree with you, it's intensely intimate by the lack of interaction. The story is there for the viewer, we can decide what is happening in the moment. And I am drawn more to art that invites me to participate. Nice job.ReplyDelete
I think this piece has great body language. I like the yellow in it too.ReplyDelete
It could be father-son with the father looking at his son from behind dark glasses. Sue SilvermanReplyDelete
I think your composition is great.The car is at one angle, the figures in their chairs at another. Who can ever tell what will sell, but I believe you have a very strong painting here.