Monday, November 4, 2013
It has been a long while since I posted. Time flies by imperceptibly sometimes. Old black and white movies used a wall calendar as a motif to symbolize the rapid passage of time. Each page represented a day, and the large black and white numbers would fall off the wall in rapid succession. That device seems slow compared to what we experience in our world today.
The painting above is a detail of a painting I have begun. No title yet. Five ostriches marching in succession. They set the stage for a black and white checkered floor that spreads out in its perspective grandeur, setting the stage for.....This painting's purpose is to retrieve my sanity that I lost while working on a behemoth project that took way too long, but that is the subject of a different post. I digress!
"Prima Ballerinas" is a 24"x30" acrylic painting on canvas. It incorporates the circus theme and the concept that life is one big act and we are its players. I love to juxtapose animals with children in games that children devise, because innocence and humor are common byproducts of such behavior. Many times the animals display infinite patience.