Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Peruvian Flower Ladies" original oil 6x6"
This painting was done from a photograph I took in Peru a couple of years ago. Call me crazy for trying to fit all this info on a 6x6" panel. Really. Crazy. I painted the woman on the left's face about 10 times, it was so hard to get it to read in such a tiny little space. What was fun were all the little background abstract shapes, it was easy to make stuff up that worked in this small format. Pulling that off on a bigger canvas would be more difficult, there seems to be a need for more information once I hit about 16x20. Unless of course you're Kevin MacPherson, check out how he handles this challenge, pretty amazing!