DEVIL IN THE DETAILS
Working on a series of 4 paintings. This is a detail of one painting. The compositions are based on a painting that my Dad painted a long time ago, a very special childhood place with warm memories, the skeleton tree. Gold background with warm oranges, pinks & yellow’s with bold strokes of dark thick lines. Love the 3D effect that is happening. Using a palette knife and using the fluid paint right out of the bottle for some of the line work.
More details in the layers of another painting, wet paint on top. I have really been getting my finger marks in my paintings. Using the paint right out of the tube onto my fingers, dry onto the canvas. It creates a fascinating texture. The skeleton tree was a fascinating place. It was a tree by the creek high up on the bank with exposed roots. Inside the exposed roots were animal dens with bones, remains of dinner, hence the skeleton tree.
Details matter. And one more detail to share-I appreciate you. For reading this newsletter/artist journal. For participating in my life, in any way or in any amount. For supporting me in any way or in any amount. You are important to me. Cheers to you and your family with much gratitude.