Hey Friends, Have you all been busy? Busy with Life? And busy with Holiday stuff? Some people thrive on this season. Seems like I remember being that way, years ago. Maybe it was because I had kids at home then. Or maybe because I worked in the holiday decorating industry. Or could it be because I have now turned into a stogy old crumpet? NAH !
On to something more pleasant. I just picked out, randomly, something I have painted recently.
Above was my starting point. It is 24x18, acrylic on canvas.
I am attempting to simplify and abstract the scene of the swinging bridge over the James River in Buchanan, Va. Not very far from my home here in Salem, Va.
I bet I know what you are thinking, Simplified maybe BUT abstracted? No Way.
One little detail photo.
And I agree with you. This might be as simple as I can get, right now. At this point in my journey. Heck, this might be IT !? Only time will tell.
This was a rather tuff painting for me. Always questioning what I should do next. In spite of all the doubts, I kinda like it.
More to come. I have painted several in the last month and can't wait to start on the next one. As soon as I decide what it should be.
Hope all of you dear friends are enjoying your shopping and wrapping. Hope you get to see all that you love this year.