I've been away for a while. But that's because I've been making things! And traveling! So...enjoy the upcoming posts of some works while in progress.
Here's a biggie.
I think I started working on this one back in March. I took advantage of a nice day or two before it got cold again to paint this 48 x 48 inch piece. I first primed it, then spread on a thick layer of blues. While the paint was wet I dragged an old brush through it to give some texture.
Blue and green were calling out to me, but when I started I ended up adding the colors in too-thick of blocks. So after a while of putting on orzos, I actually peeled many off and shuffled the colors more.
|Kinda blocky going from light green, green, blue, to light blue.|
|Finished piece, "Wide Winds Winnowed Sweet"|
"Lo, this is the song I shape you, a song for the strong and fleet,
A sword for the arms that wrestle with slippery shocks of wheat,
A flag of the dreams of Kansas by wide winds winnowed sweet."
There's a lot of military imagery in the poem, and dichotomies between cities and the prairie, and I am not a literary critic, so I won't be breaking it down. Honestly, I just like the idea of sweet winds blowing around tree limbs.