Sunday, January 2, 2011
Three Scoops 5"x7" acrylic #175
As I was contemplating a title for this I thought of a lot of things. I really like the story...the real story or the one it tells to whomever is looking at it. That's why I like painting people doing things. Landscapes elicit a feeling about place, still life paintings give a sense of atmosphere of a person's life and I guess both will tell an abstract story, but actual people doing things always tell a story. Portraits are difficult because they are suppose to tell a story with someone looking at a viewer, not doing natural things. Although these ladies are sharing what could be an intimate moment of fun, they look isolated in their shared experience. The "mother" looks like she has a lot on her mind and maybe is thinking about what needs to done next, or maybe she has some really big worries. I really like the little curled up "womb like" posture of the littlest girl on the bottom step. I suspect the mother is going to drop her cone in a trash can any minute now. What do you think?