21 April 2020

The Last Outpost

The Last Outpost
16" x 20", oil on mat board, 2020

Maybe I'm just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, but sometimes my artwork makes people smile...and that's enough (for now) for me to keep the light on in the dark; maybe someone will find some fuel to keep going through the night.

I've had the photo reference for this painting for close to twenty years (taken on one of several road trips to New York City), but I never felt I had the wherewithal to paint it to my satisfaction. But recently, my experimentation has me getting out of a stylistic comfort zone, and I'm trying new things (including using my fingertips to apply paint and move it around (it really helped with the lights, here).

Also, symbolically, it felt like the right painting for right now; my first paragraph is how I feel and all there is I currently have to say.

Here's the time lapse video of its creation:

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