Thursday, April 3, 2014

“They’re Here”

they're here

Acrylic     30”x 15”     Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This painting was done in two distinct stages. At first, I only planned to include these wonderful, whimsical, colorful toy robots, slowly advancing toward the viewer. But, when I looked at the painting for awhile with nothing going on in the foreground, I realized it needed something…both for the sake of composition and to create some drama. There was no sense of scale. The robots could have been any size. So, I added the little guy and his dog and now I love the results. This feels like it could be a page out of a children’s book. And, despite the fact that I’m the artist who created the painting, even I don’t know “the rest of the story.”