Paint Out Loud...the story behind the art
Instead of napping I started going through some old photos. You know how that is - you can get lost in those. And I have lots of nice photos that I have taken in various places thinking I might paint them one day. And this one image just called to me "hey, paint me!"
Maybe it was the colors that I needed on the gloomy day - the yellows and touch of orange - but I was hooked. Just what I needed to get a little lift.
I decided this one would go with the other oil paintings in my small works:
I squeezed out lots of paint, pulled out my palette knives and laid in the areas. Next I loaded up a knife and started pulling luscious paint across the panel. And I got lost in it - and the image also allowed me to carve into the paint. Look closely and you can see how thick the oil paint is in places - all the elements I needed to brighten my gloomy day - gloomy no more.