24 x 30
Oil on Canvas
Back in the day there was a TV show called "Dobie Gillis" I used to love that show...it was about a young man, Dobie and his sidekick Maynard G. Crebs. Maynard, or Bob Denver, went on to Gilligan's island fame...but I digress. At the end of every show, Dobie would sit next to a statue that resembled "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin. The image of Dobie sitting next to the statue and wrapping up the theme of the show has stuck with me all these years. Those fond memories led me to name this piece "The Thinker" It is part of my "Strong and Powerful" women series.
After I completed the piece I took a quick photo and brought it into an app on my iPhone call "Value Viewer". The app has become invaluable to me as I sort my values. When I brought "The Thinker" into Value Viewer I was very happy. The lights and darks are exactly where I want them to be. I love the lost edge on the left and the way the pearls lead the eye down and across the canvas.
I usually work on two or three (sometimes more) works at a time. This is the beginnings of one of my Military Life series pieces. I love painting series of works and this particular one is near and dear to my heart. As a the granddaughter of a Naval Officer, and Air Force Brat, Army Spouse and Air Force Mom I have a close connection to all service members. My goal for this series is to depict my memories of military life...with the help of those currently serving. I will elaborate more on this pictures when I post the final painting.
That is what is on my plate! What is on yours? Do you work on more than one piece at a time?