Friday, 15 June 2012
Finished Painting - 'the Shelter of TIme'
This is my most recently finished painting, 'the Shelter of Time'. It came from a photo session I did with one of the neighbour girls nearly two years ago. I shot her underneath the huge fig trees that are on our property.
Originally I wanted the piece to have a slightly ominous atmosphere. I am not sure I captured that, but I am pleased with the feeling of the tree. (if you want to see it larger, just click on it.)
I am still debating whether to use matt varnish on it. It will lessen the value differences slightly, but I prefer matt to a shinier finish for this series on wood.
I have quite a few paintings in the studio at various stages. I used to post the different stages on my blog that they went through. I enjoyed sharing those with you. But recently I discovered someone had posted one of the in-process photos on Pininterest thinking it was a finished painting. I found this embarrassing, as if I had gone to a party still wearing my slippers. So to prevent further misunderstandings, I am just posting finished paintings now.