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Friday, May 15, 2009

Fire Sky 20x16 oil

"Please don't hate me, cuz I'm ugly! Some dope took a bad photo of me, I'm really not as bad is this photo" It's true, the photo is REALLY ugly, the painting is just a little ugly. I don't know what I was thinking, taking a 16x20 canvas out to paint a sunset! The sun was practically down before I finished blocking in the house, I tried to finish as best I could from memory...in the dark.
UPDATE; I just took delivery of a frame I ordered for another painting that will be sent to the Butler Institute of American Art. I stuck this painting in it for ha ha's...and it looked pretty good. I think I like it now! Below is the painting in a frame.
I have also changed the title.


5 comments:

Sally Shisler......... said...

Doesn't it suck that we do this to ourselves!!! I am CONSTANTLY in conflict about my paintings right after I finish them. It makes it hard to post because I'm honestly not in a sane frame of mind. But I can tell you for certain that this is a strong, likeable painting. Even the post without the frame. I always say that the frame finishes a painting off, and that you should never make a final decision until you see the thing together. It's beautiful Chris!!

Denise R said...

I love it Chris...don't beat yourself up like that! It is really nice and calming to look at.

Jennifer McChristian said...

This painting evokes mood and mystery.
Love the fiery sunset colors!

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

It has a warm gentle glow. The mood is wonderful and simply stated.

Queen*B Studio said...

Beautiful :) Hope all is well Chris!