Detail of a recent painting.
An artist's life is pretty sedate (translate to "boring except to the artist"). At least that's this artist's life.
Having some coffee, getting the dreaded social-media/internet/business out of the way, and heading up to the sanctuary of the studio. A quick review of the previous day's work, choosing the music, and finally disappearing into the little world currently on the drawing table for the next 8 hours.
The process for this painting follows:
The door painting idea had its inception with these study sketches of boots. As I was drawing them, the picture concept jumped into my head.
Boots to walking to traveling to leaving home.
Then the concept of the door took shape and I threw out a rough page of sketches
after photographing this meticulously-devised prop.
I worked out another very rough sketch of the door character.
Then I painted the picture.
The Green Door Leaves Home. Oil on canvas, 6" x 18".
The idea of a door wrenching itself out of its frame and hitting the road pleased me quite a bit, probably because most days I really only leave my home in my head.
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