OK, here’s the latest painting to come out of the Red Clay Studio. It’s called “Emma’s Paris” because my daughter wanted a painting of Paris. She’s going there for a week next month with her grandmother. I told her that when she went, she could take photos and I would try to paint one when she got back. No dice. She wanted one sooner, and since I didn’t have a particular idea about what to paint next, I agreed.
But I didn’t feel comfortable trying to do the Eifel Tower with a brush. My hand isn’t steady enough yet to try to get all the girders straight and in the right place, so I decided to use a palette knife on this one. I figured using the knife would soften up the lines and I could get away with being imprecise.
So, again, there are flaws, but she says she loves it. We’ll go get it framed this weekend and hang it in her room.
Now the boy is carping at me to do a painting for him, but he can’t decide whether he wants a tiger, a NASCAR car or a bunch of kangaroos. I told him he needs to decide, but there is no rush… I don’t know if I can do any of those three.