06 January 2009

out with the old

8x6 oil on canvas panel

This painting has been languishing on the easel for nearly a month. I worked on it two days in mid December, then abandoned it. It says to me, "I'm not dead yet," but I need to give it the ol' heave ho. I picked up the branch and all the needles fell off.

I didn't get what I wanted from this painting, but it will do. It kind of looks like a vintage Christmas card.


Jala Pfaff said...

It totally does look like a vintage Xmas card! It reminds me of an old-fashioned (Rockwell style) illustration. Great job, as well as on the more recent study of the same ornaments.

Dar Presto said...

Hi Jala, thanks. I didn't like this until I realized it had that old fashioned look, then I was all "I meant to do that."

Jala Pfaff said...

....Like cats when they jump for a countertop and miss, and then that priceless expression on their face: "What?! I meant to do that!" :)

Dar Presto said...

Oh yes, our cat makes that face about once a week, followed by a half-hearted lick of the paw.