I hadn't posted the following two paintings on the blog yet. Honestly, they don't even really look like this anymore because as the paint dries it becomes transparent in places; changing some of the colours. They mostly looks like this, but is different at the same time.
|Psst... This one is actually upside down...|
Erik and I had a bit of a chat about my paintings. He's absolutely not a fan of abstract art, it's too abstract for him. He likes paintings to be recognisable - landscapes, faces, bowls of fruit... He doesn't want to examine his emotional response to paint on a canvas. He's a fourteen year old boy with Aspergers, LOL.
I thought I'd help him out a bit and did a painting with a bit more structure. It didn't engage him.
|You can't see it in this photo, but the background is an iridescent copper.|
So, I tried again and did something a bit more 'realistic' - this is where I want to emphasise that I am not at all talented in representing realism in paint...
I call this 'Dying' and it's sort of, kind of, an aerial shot of birds clustered on the ground - one is dying. Hey, I don't choose the subject of my paintings, they choose me, this started out as a space scape...
Erik conceded that he saw 'feathers', that was it... His enthusiasm was wholly underwhelming.
So, I painted this - it's called 'Living'. Obviously, this one was somewhat planned, though it took on a life of it's own as creativity always seems to do for me. He really doesn't like this one at all.
I guess it's a good thing I'm painting for myself and not for him, huh?