Thursday, October 20, 2016
This painting has been in the making for quite some time. I selected the keys, many of which were antique monastery keys, and enjoyed arranging them carefully so as not to look contrived, yet still balanced enough for a good composition. I'm crazy about painting old things with texture/rust/patina, as well as collections of items, so this was really fun for me. The hardest part of this painting was the background, which I know sounds silly, followed by coming up with a title. In the process, I found a quote by Pablo Picasso, that I like: "Action is the foundational key to success" ---which applies to just about everything, including painting, doesn't it?
acrylic - 36x36 in