Opportunistic cat. With the studio in a state of preparation for an upcoming show, sweet little Junior Kitty, a.k.a. "Schnook" used the canvas that is being flattened (I hope) for the perfect napping spot---for the last few days!
(Isn't it annoying when canvases warp? Darned humid Ohio weather!)
okay, so there's plenty to look at here. it was one of those clouds hanging heavy over the trees and earth kind of misty mornings. i was hoping to go out and do some plein air painting but the weather kept me in. i was staring out the studio back door wishing i could go out to paint. just looking out. it started with a quick study (not shown) then led to another.
then this big one. 36 x 48. it's striking in real large life. i wish the digital photos conveyed how they feel like the atmospheric cloudiness of the day.
this is a sketchbook scribble paint drawing which
led to this.
i bought this canvas at a yard sale when i was in Chautauqua earlier this summer. it was already painted on and heavily textured, 36 x 36 in size. i had some fun messin' around with the surface texture--scraping away areas and adding my own lines, shapes and textures.
i call it Flight. i think of my mom and dad, not that they fled but are in flight, beautiful flight.