Thursday, March 1, 2012

“City of Props"

Several days ago, I thought I should do a painting for this year's OPA show. I got on my calendar trying to make a plan, but to my surprise that I found out the dead line of submission had already passed. This is the first time I missed the  OPA show since I joined. This kind of things have happened more often lately. I felt like the rabbit in "Alice in the Wonderland", and being late for almost everything.

I have spent two days on this 12" x 16". In May, I will be part of a three-person show in a gallery. I must crank more gallery paintings between my workshop teaching trips. With this painting, I really practiced how and what to paint on the second day. Naturally, I will get tighter. So I deliberately controlled myself not going that way. I worked on the edges and the design of supporting items. The result is not bad.

When I was trying to concentrate on figuring out the colors and edges of the painting, I saw the white rabbit running in my mind, dragging a gold watch, crying "I am late, I am late, I am late late late ...".

5 comments:

Shubhankar Adhikari , Calcutta ,India said...

You have rung all the bells here. Great work.Thanks for sharing .

Heiki Arge said...

Hey, very nice paintings, would you put up a demo of your technique?

Karen Werner said...

Fabulous!

Sunny Avocado said...

Maybe you should just paint the white rabbit. :) Another beauty qiang. You teach yourself so much thru each painting. Is there a painted image in your minds' eye still eluding your canvas?

smadesigns said...

Love the colors in the background... can you share what palette you used to achieve this. I always have problems deciding what colors to use to get the background to sit back.