Sunday, January 16, 2011
Coming Through The Pines (once "Sierra Meadow Pathway)
I think that several months ago I posted one of my acrylic paintings titled "Sierra Pathway". It was one of the first paintings I did last summer in preparation for a two- man show at the Elliott Fouts Gallery here in Sacramento. After having lived with this painting for about half a year, I took another look- see two days ago and decided it was a "dog". That same day, I painted a very loose forest green background to reduce the incline of the meadow...still a dog! I then painted in a new pathway...still a dog!! Yesterday, I painted in the sun coming through the trees...better! Painted over all the flowers and re-painted the field with rocks and different flowers...I think it is no longer a dog! Could I have perchance changed a sow's ear into a silk purse? Or should I say a dog's ear into a Jerry Garcia tie? I should have documented the change- over, but you know how it can get when one has a bee under one's bonnet?