November 30, 2007

(40) DJ's Elephant
private collection
6 x 8, oil
Today I went back to a wider value range, and (surprise) my subject is a carved wooden toy. My father-in-law brought this one back from a photo safari in Africa. I love all the colors that showed up in the beautifully carved wood-- they were there from the beginning, but I didn't really "see" them until I finished. I just concentrated on painting spots of color and when I stepped back, I realized this one just painted itself --I love it when that happens. It is very much akin to when you are driving down the highway and your mind wanders, and suddenly you realize you are miles closer to your destination without having concentrated on driving. Oh, that never happens to you?, ok, me either.
"Flow is simply the result of shifting from left brain to right brain work"...Steve Hovland


Frank Gardner said...

Hi faye, You did a really nice job with this one. I like all of the subtle color changes in this one. Nicely painted and good light and shadow on the elephant.

FCP said...

Thanks so much for stopping in--I appreciate your insight and encouragement.