“Not Exactly a Picnic”

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 20″ x 16″
Year: 2019


Painted from the roof of my van. I recently put a platform up there just for this purpose. It’s great to return to places I’ve been before and see them from just a little higher up.  I wasn’t all that into this scene though, even from my lofty perch. But this is what I came to do, so sometimes it’s just a matter of getting work done. Halfway through this one I really started to like where it was going. Funny how that works. Sometimes you can see a painting before even setting up the easel, other times you have to slog your way through the grays before something of interest emerges. It’s not always a picnic, sometimes it’s more like peeling potatoes in the galley of a slave ship. But either way the soup can be delicious- I guess it just comes down to hunger.

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