Here is my latest painting with a story of how it came about: Aspens
A first draft of this painting was laying around my studio for more than a year. It was going nowhere. Then a friend (VP) asked me to sell her a painting, and I said I don’t sell, but I’d be glad to paint one custom for her. What would she like? After a few back and forth exchanges of motifs and her pointing out which of my portfolio she likes (this was her favorite), it suddenly hit me: Aspens might work. I showed her the draft, and off the project was. I kept a progress journal which you can see here.
Dead or lingering paintings have a way of coming back to life when there is a bit of motivation resulting from commitment.
Now it’s done. It’ll have to dry for a couple of months, and after varnishing and framing, it’ll be my first ever painting to travel to Australia for its new home.
2 thoughts on “New Painting: Aspens”
Good one! Will it be going to a burnt-out place in Australia?
No, I am sure it’ll have a nice home!