12 x 12 Oil
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2012
(Photo taken with iPhone since this produces less glare, and no, I don't smoke!)
Here's my latest still life using red paint. This is a little different from my usual work. This painting shows how much my art is evolving and continually changing. I believe this evolution is crucial in the life of an artist. Stagnate and you disappear. I love the simplicity in this piece.
PASSé, although seeming simple, is somewhat complex. It is layered in meaning, although I leave this to the viewer since there is so much that can be read into this painting. I even had one person tell me she loved this because it stired certain feelings in her, feelings of a sexual nature. Of course this at first surprised me but after giving it much thought, I supposed that this shouldn't really be surprising. Art touches people on so many different levels and in many different ways. This is why I don't like to always explain a piece or talk about what I wanted to convey. Doing so could prevent viewers from feeling and experiencing what naturally comes to them, and who am I to say what something should mean to someone?
I have completed another painting for this series which I will post tomorrow. The paint needs to dry a little so that I can photograph it with less glare. If not, iPhone again! Until tomorrow, have a wonderful night and sleep well. Thank you for dropping in. ♥