|Central Park iceskating painting|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
My Little Red House
My Little Red Houses in the Country
NO SNOW HERE!
featuring a different idea for using artwork
Artwork comes in many different forms, sizes, and shapes. However, when you have something this size (above) and you have no place to hang it, instead of storing it in your basement or under the bed, why not use it as a fire screen? I get more compliments on this and thought that it was a clever way to cover a dirty old fireplace that has nothing happening inside. This is one of my large landscape prints, the original is long gone. It's been a while since I talked about landscapes and how I paint them. Today seemed like as good of day as any, so here it is!
There is always a lot of movement in my pictures--even still life poses--have action. My perspective is always a little 'off' but I can't help it. I can't seem to keep things level and dislike painting straight lines.
What makes this interesting, to me, is the different scales going on within the picture that are not 'correct'. The colors are very vibrant and there's no darkness to this landscape (unlike the Central Park piece that I featured last week, which was deliberately aged)
Finally, this bottom shot shows the print in the purpose that I am currently using it. If you like this print or any other painting that I have written about, please don't hesitate to contact me :) The ships above the mantle are also mine. I have a strong gene in me that likes to collect. I LOVE the trophies (and the Ironmonger sign off to the left). You can look at www.spicherandco.com to see more of my work. The ironmonger sign is also available thru Spicher and Co.