Sunday, February 26, 2012

Heading Home

Heading Home
Oil on canvas, 10x10, $100

It feels like I've been painting a lot of sunflowers, and while that's wonderful, and I love sunflowers, I wanted something darker, something moodier.

It's been too windy, and I mean really too windy, to paint outside, so I went through my photographs and found this one that I took in Ohio on my very first painting trip. I knew it was a cool painting, and I knew that sometime, I would understand how to paint it.

And so, today, I did.

I remember a man, from North Carolina, I think, who made only paintings of roads. Well, I don't remember the man, but I do remember the paintings. They were mostly big, and they were all luscious. This was 20 years ago, and I didn't have the nerve to ask him to let me pay over time, or barter something for one of those paintings. I can see them still - and while this little painting is not like his, it does bring his to mind. I still wish I had one of that man's paintings.


Unknown said...

you are very talented. that painting must've taken ages to do.

Mari said...

wow this is stunning, great job.

LauraLee said...

Was clicking through with the "next blog" button and happened to come across this. What a beautiful painting! I love it. The colors, textures... I'm just amazed, really.

Patrice said...

Absolutely gorgeous!