|Until We Meet Again 12x9 O/C|
My Dad passed away on February 29 in 2012. He was 93 and had a long, happy, successful and full life.
|From the car|
|From my balcony|
Happily by that evening it had cleared and was quite beautiful although a bit chilly by the time we gathered in Dad's back yard to celebrate his life. On the way home we were greeted by a truly beautiful sunset.
I wanted to capture the beauty of that sunset and had started to work on a medium sized painting. It had clouds and orange yellow skies and bluer clear skies too. But it just isn't working as I'd hoped. I haven't been happy with that painting and have repainted it several times. Finally, I put it aside for some later date when I can "see more clearly" and just decided to paint a seascape sunset. Yes, I know it has repeated horizontal lines... I just decided to do it... despite the rules. This one turned out more to my liking -- even if it is just a bit different than what I usually paint:
As you can tell, the title is meant to convey my thoughts about Dad. I also think I'm in some kind of a phase to try new ways of doing things like he always did...
I'm working on paintings in order to explore texture. I'm working on paintings to explore composition and color. All the while, I'm still painting my usual things and always trying to become a better painter. Who knows what will come of it.