Saturday, November 18, 2017

Whoa, look at that

We interrupt this lack of programming to bring you the largest painting I've ever done:

Yeah, I know, it doesn't look that impressive, but it is SO FRICKETY COOL and IMPOSSIBLE to get a good picture.  This sucker is 36" x 48" and I painted it on a whim back in September.  The 16th, in fact - I remember it fondly.  It was sunny and warm and the pool was still open.  I had to work outside so I would have a table I could walk all the way around:

There was one moment of panic when I was finished - I somehow needed to get the damn thing back inside!  It was interesting.  Here's a photo with poodle to show scale - this was pre-varnish.

And here's the inspiration piece, which is much smaller (9" x 12") and is called "Five Minutes in the Fairy Wood."

The big piece is called "Alice Walker's Woods" because there is an Alice Walker quote written on the back:

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted,
bent in weird ways,
and they're still beautiful.

Derek sent me an oh so shiny purple metal frame and last Tuesday I dropped the piece off at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.  It will be in the members' show, which opens on December 1st.  That'll be fun....