Saturday, January 22, 2011

2011 The Optimist Theme

Finished the above painting yesterday. As I was working on this picture variations of this painting/theme would pop into my head and I would jot the ideas down in my sketchbook. The theme being; a floor with a character in front of a backdrop. These three elements allowed for many possibilities, the backdrop could be anything; a scene, a painting, another character or object. What would be "real" and what would be an illusion? I thought "This could be fun, let's see how far I can take it", so I decided to do a series of paintings using this theme as a premise. I'm optimistic, let's see what transpires.

Above: The Last Optimist, oil on panel, 14x12, 2011