Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Red Tree, Working Title


Center panel, Triptych, acrylic, 18 x 6 x 1.5


I had intended an entirely different subject matter for my triptych until I looked at the three panels with that first layer of paint on them. Trees appeared, instead of birds.  (The canvases were even supposed to layer horizontally, not vertically.)  I'll freely admit, it's not the first time a painting has talked back to me when I have dared to give it my agenda.   So, if I can't do birds, I can paint perches.

11 comments:

Cathyann said...

Looking aboriginal! nah, no hinges necessary....can't wait till it's done...

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Don't you just HATE it when a painting talks back! HA...No, really...this fascinated me! Keep going!!

Diana said...

Yes, sometimes you just have to listen.

Anna said...

I KNOW Im gonna love these!! :)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. I'm glad you listened to what your work was telling you!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Yes, for those new painters out there, it may be a shock to know how sassy your work can be. I mean, who's in control of the brush, after all!

Thanks Cathyann, Saundra, Diana, Anna and Kathleen, for stopping by my block and paying attention to my silliness--and my paintings!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

paintings can be stubborn like that! I love all the spirals, looking forward to the evolution.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I do love spirals! Thanks for stopping by, Deborah.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I absolutely love where youare going with this

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Robin. Thanks so much. I appreciate your visit to see my work.

Leslie Hawes said...

Love this!