Sunday, May 14, 2006
May 14 - Black Draft Horse Team
"Watching the Parade" An original oil on board, this 24 x 30 is one I had planned on showing at the opening this week (with delivery tomorrow), but when I went to look for a frame, I found none, having used up the other frames of that size already on other work. I have 24 paintings to deliver tomorrow to the gallery space with 54 linear feet of wall space--I wonder how they will manage to hang them all? Not my problem, which is good, since I have a full plate this coming week with other things.
This painting wouldn't have made it into the shown pieces anyway, because I got it on the easel and went after it, after studying it for a while. In the image I've attached, you can see the new areas because of their sheen and my bad photograph. I like working over pieces, as I have a certain amount of confidence that they are not finished until I have a gut feeling that they are. Comes with time and practice, I imagine. I especially like the design of this one, and the brushwork. Each of the parade watchers is done with as minimal of brush strokes as possible. I think this one will have some value some day. (Beyond today's offer at $650).