Friday, September 19, 2008
Having a Screw Loose
Oil on canvas. Normally I work on prepared panels but I have a few canvases I need to use so I grabbed one for this painting and enjoyed having texture for a change.. Wet paint.
Fond of painting shiny objects, I barely noticed my little container of odd screws, nuts and bolts. For some reason I feel compelled to hang onto leftover hardware just in case I actually did forget a piece when I put together the last household item. Lots of times I buy something that requires assembly only to find I have been shorted the necessary pieces. Other times I have extras and doubt my ability to follow directions. It's that latter that makes up the subject matter for this painting. This puppy is 18 X 18 which was quite a calisthenic routine to paint. Next time I think I will work a bit smaller. All in all I am happy with it. I did have a little trouble deciding which side should be the "up" side. I have settled on my original plan. Thanks for peeking!