From this point on this blog with be about my Post-MFA work!
This is an image of one of my most recent works-in-progress. I first took a collection of my old or broken toys that my kids had discarded and attached them to a wood panel. That was the easy part. This has been a very challenging piece for me so far since I am not used to painting on a surface that is not flat. I am in the process of painting a "staged" living room scene on top of the toys. This is very different from my previous pieces because I usually paint the mess, or the scene of chaos, onto the flat surface. Now I am painting a scene without chaos, on top of the actual objects that I would typically find on my floor. I love the play of shadows from the actual 3-dimensional objects. Also, when viewed from different angles other than from right in front, the painting becomes abstract as the lines no longer form any recognizable shapes.
Possible title: "Company's Coming, Hide the Kids"
Oil and found objects on wood panel