Thursday, August 15, 2013

fishing camp


I never know what my next painting will look like.
They rarely follow logic.


This is one I keep around to play with.
I think I painted the first layer, 
oh, maybe 20 years ago.
It was very different... abstract, I think.

This fishing camp appeared last spring.
I like its funky bayou-ness. 

13 comments:

Bob Lafond said...

Sounds logical to me. But you are letting too much time elapse between painting stages.

SamArtDog said...

Lifeus interruptus, Bob. But I guess life should at least be more than an excuse, eh? Actually, there's always something cooking on the easel. Half-baked, but cooking.

Celeste Bergin said...

I do see the fishing camp. That is one brilliant-brilliant painting.

SamArtDog said...

Brilliant? Shocking, I'd say. I tried to drown some of that red red red in the swamp. Maybe I'll hold its head under a little longer.

Sally Dean said...

looks great. I feel the mystery and lure of the fish....
im a fan of red lately meeself...

SamArtDog said...

Thanks, Sally. Yes, I also love red, but this might be too much of a good thing. That's the great thing about paint-overs; there's no end in sight.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I'm glad you've continued to work on this...for years. I love the bold colors. I think you have a winner with this one. Unless of course you decide to add to it a year from now.

SamArtDog said...

I may poke at it some more, Carol, but I think it'll always be a swampy get-away.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

This painting is so vivid, it comes with the smell of damp wood! I trust the reds, but it is the greens that grab me most!

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for the poetry, Kvan!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Exactly as it should be - painting is not a logical action. I like, like this - that orangey tinge to the bottom red pink shape is just right. Don't you just love doing paint overs?

SamArtDog said...

Yes indeed, Sheila! Paint overs appeal to my Scottish soul.

Corn Dena said...

great abstract!
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