This was an idea that came to me when I was looking at coins. I am a little bit of a coin collector. I have coins from all over the world. And I started to think about all the times that “love” and “money” are used together. “Can’t Buy Me Love” is a song by Paul McCartney… “ For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10… etc. In a way they are opposites but in another way money can obviously be used to show love in giving the those in need. Anyway, I look forward to hearing other people’s thoughts on it.
After taking my Modern Art History class at American River College by Ken Magri, I was really challenged to spend more time with my paintings. Some artists would spend a month on a painting. Although Van Gogh boasted he did a painting in a day and of course it look GORGEOUS, I don’t want to use that as an excuse to not spend more time with mine. So this is the start of spending more time with a painting. It may be making it realistic or just experimenting like de Kooning. Not that I’m at ashamed of the rest of my work. Each painting is part of the journey so I love them all.
A surreal still life I guess you could call it. A collage of things I found around the house and laid out on my desk. I started out with the idea of traveling. Ended up kind of thinking about destiny.
It may be common knowledge but the secret ingredients to making things metalic is.
There I saved you a lot of money on buying metallic paint. 🙂
Also I began to play around with alignment in this one. As humans we like things that are grouped and aligned (e.g. reading text)…. food for thought!