Blues on Parade Oils on canvas board 5 x 7 inches
Some days do not go well in my studio...and this was one occasion. I had been battling all afternoon with a larger painting and it wouldn't work how I wanted it. In the end I totally abstracted it and the result was more to my liking. It is on the easel drying. If I am still happy with it in the morning I might post it online tomorrow.
I needed a small painting however to post on my website and on this blog. This little painting was finished in about 45 minutes...fast and furious...and I really enjoyed myself.
I am convinced that taking too much care when painting stifles me. Trying to depict nature as it is might work sometimes but I really prefer not to be too realist...a photographic replica is not for me. As soon as I put my reference photo away and began pushing the oils about the painting took on a different feeling.
This one, 'Blues on Parade' was abstracted from the start...I used the larger abstract painting for reference and the painting came to life without too much fussing.