After painting a first draft of a scene photographed on the equinox in Dave's garden (Dave's Garden, Equinox), I got my paints out the next day to create a revision (Equinox Tablecloth) and also to try my hand at a new version of the scene with a more abstract bent to it. I went back and forth between the two interpretations, letting whatever I learned in one inform the next brush strokes in the other.
Partway through, the abstract version felt very flat to me, and something about the shapes, colors, and time of year brought to mind the kitchen on Union Street in Manchester, MA, that Julie and I so enthusiastically brightened up. Both versions make me to think I could get a job creating designs for plastic table coverings!
Here's the new
|Painting the Kitchen with Julie|
6x6", acrylic on gessobord