|Cows and Chairs|
oil on canvas
11 x 14 inch
I have been enjoying doing these paintings with playful combinations. I started on another idea, but it will be the last for a while because I want to get back to painting rooms and figures. I am sure the inspiration for this one stems from growing up in Kansas and my love for chairs. A friend said she can now imagine cows being like spotted leather chairs out in a field. I love that.
Recently I discovered the work of Horace Pippin. I love the intimate family rooms he composes and his use of patterns, particularly in some of the women's clothing.
|Horace Pippin's "Domino Players" 1943|
|Horace Pippin's "Asleep" 1943|
I like to revisit old paintings from time to time and these two are from January 2014, five years ago. My style has changed in ways, not in others. I used to work in a lot more mixed media than I do now. I prefer oils these days because I think the colors come out more vibrant when I use them.
|Bree in a Dreamweaver Coat|
Until next time!