|Last Day of Summer|
Acrylic on 140-lb Paper
12 x 9 in/30.5 x 22.9 cm
Copyright Byrne Smith 2015
It's still warm (OK, hot) and still very much shorts-and-flip-flops weather, but there is a haziness in the atmosphere that sets in this time of year that portends the coming of autumn. It also makes it a good time for painting.
It's rather like changing gears to a different speed, and that's also what I'm feeling about my artwork--a changing of art gears yet again.
By gears, I mean several things:
- my painting interests
- my willingness to experiment again after a period of ennui
- my medium
- my palette (even if it's only a tweak)
- my outlook
I am one who thinks change is good, especially for a painter. It's about the only way I know to be able to see if progress is being made at all.
If you agree, fine; if not, then I hope you are truly satisfied with the status quo.