Titles are not usually easy. I tend to find one right away or mull over every possible word from a dictionary, thesaurus, words and phrases from books or music. Recently, some other artists have written about the same thing in their art practice.
Today, was not on of those days. The title, HELP, My Fence Is Falling Down, came to me as I got half way into this painting. If you have been here to the ranch this past year you might know where this came from. LOL
Anyway, I did not set out to paint a blue and green fence picture. This was a canvas I prepared and put a blue tone on . I even made all kinds of marks that I painted over with dark, drippy paint. I then left and went to Colony for part of a week in Mississippi, attended a show opening in Dallas, had dental surgery, and finished two other oil paintings.
WELL… you know if you are an expressionist, intuitive painter like I am, you just do not always connect with something when you come back to it after all that time. This one just had to be painted though as it had started to stare back at me. So I started mixing all my usual palette. I just let it go from there….after all it had a blue ground. Painting is all relationships… only which ones will it be for this one? If it didn’t work out, so be it. I can paint over it easily with acrylic.
I don’t know or care if someone else can visualize a chain link fence protecting a driveway from cows in a pasture or not, but that is what popped into my mind half way into this painting. AND, my husband has fixed it now anyway.
This IPad picture looks a little too ultramarine but it might be finished unless I decide to tone down some of the staccato brush marks.
Lighter at the top, maybe. Overall, I like it a lot.
Love it and the title…I can certainly relate!!! Love the palette! Pat has a good suggestion but I like the smooth transition in it as it is….
yes… I think it will suffer if I go back into it… no softening or lightening etc without painting into the entirety.
I figure you could relate to the title…..