Completed: That is What We Are

Ok, after a few subtle but important tweaks – mainly “knocking back” the horizon line – I’m ready to call it complete. It’s so bloody interesting to me how this fairly ambiguous style makes your mind do a little extra work to decipher what you’re looking at. As paint rolls off the knife and starts to pick up and blend with the still-wet underlying color it creates these great little “lucky” details that your brain (or at least my brain) interprets as features in a landscape… undulations in the terrain, little pools of water. Lots of fun. And, as I mentioned previously, they go start-to-finish awfully quick. More of these coming for sure. Thanks for looking!

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That is What We Are
oil on canvas
40″ x 24″

On the Easel: That is What We Are

These unplanned, compose-it-as-you-go things come together so incredibly fast compared to some of the others I’ve been working on… So far I’ve put about 5 hours into this and I’m already considering calling it complete. Need to mull it over a little…

thatIsWhatWeAre

That is What We Are
Oil on Canvas
40″ x 24″