Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mine 4x4" oil #118

Originally I painted this with a cheerful sky blue background, but when I thought about what it represented...that moment when delight and surprise turns into selfishness and possession, I decided to darken the background without getting morbid, so I chose purple. I remember having the biggest present of my four other siblings one year and there were wicked selfish thoughts in my mind. This is when the generosity of parents reaps materialistic monster children. I thought about calling it "My Precious" with a nod towards Tolkein, but that seemed a bit insidious.

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