Looking back at the very first image (the one below, of the wood canvas frame) of this particular painting progression is kind of emotional. Like not crying on the outside emotional, but definitely the inside – In a reflective and coming of age kind of way. That canvas frame, was the first one I ever built. It sucks. I’ve come so far since then.
Back then, I was just skipping all kinds of what not classes (actually more like math, and psychology) to spend more time painting, all day every day.
You can see, in the image below, that I took off the painting that was originally on this wood frame. It was just a Still Life, of some vases, and fabric. It was more of a study, than art, and I felt pretty okay with throwing it away.
Sometimes paintings, are painted with a designated living spot in mind. And sometimes they aren’t. These days, more of the art I make has a specific room in mind, that it will live. This one, I specifically painted to hang above the love seat in my master bedroom. I’ve been obsessed lately with circular compositions within a square or rectangle space, also a lot of “white space”. I wanted to incorporate woodland nature along with coastal nature. I thought a lot about nature that you would find on the beach, and in woodland areas around an ocean. Driftwood, leafy sticks, coral, and seaweed.
To see more on the designated living space for this painting (my master bedroom), click here.
“Art Progressions: Coastal Bedroom Painting” is published the “Art” category of Dahl House Blog.