Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I did the first version of this shortly after my wife Polly died. Whether or not that influenced the title I do not know. Quite a number of people have thought and said the figure looked to be me. It was not. The scene was taken from two old timers loading their boat at Peshtigo Harbor near where I live in Wisconsin. In the studio I decided to eliminate one figure and just have the solitary old guy at his boat. I think that is where the title came from. I had numerous requests for Tiles and printed reproductions but the digital image I had on file was too poor quality to reproduce so I have done it over-better I think.
Monday, January 2, 2012
"Rodeo Gal #2"
I haven't been to a Rodeo in quite a few years. They are fun, even for folks like me who don't know much about the technical aspects. This painting was done from a photograph I took at a rodeo in Iron River, Michigan.
The "blooms" in the watercolor background were deliberate and I think go well with the style and mood of the painting.
My friend and artist Jan Bernson has asked me to teach or demo one of her classes in Gladstone, Michigan. I think I might incorporate the use of deliberate "mistakes" in that class.
Thanks for looking!