Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chair 1: Cafe panel ~ shape challenges

Chair 1 was to be a Faux Gogh ~ a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh with my interpretation of several of Vincent's paintings.
My son commented once, that my painted chairs are paintings, but they're also sculptures because the viewer of the work has to move around the chair to see the entire piece of art.

And painting Chair 1 presented me with my first taste of the shape challenge aspect of painting a chair when I got around to painting the side panels. I had to find paintings that I could adapt to the odd sized "canvases" which I needed to paint. And then I needed to skew them accordingly. I admit, I was surprisingly pleased with the final result. Sometimes it is difficult to paint into the little nooks and crannies, but for me the challenges these works bring me are half the fun. If you ever witness me painting, you'll likely hear me whine and complain about the shape and how much easier it would be just to paint a simple oblong canvas.

But really, I wouldn't have it any other way.


  1. So cool !!!! You take on the challenge very well, Talented One !

  2. I have really enjoyed your various canvasas!