|Always Look on the Bright Side of Life|
I just have such a hard time sticking with one thing for so long. Try as I might, I can't help but branch out into new areas sometimes. Just when I think I have a style nailed down that I like, it changes again! And that's what happened with this piece.
It all started with a canvas full of leftover paint from my last painting. I got tired of wasting the last bit of paint on my palette everyday, and finally got smart and put it on canvas. Instant background people! Why didn't I think of that before?
Then I started making a bunch of nonsense marks and designs thinking I was still adding to the background. Ha! Most of it ended up staying. That's the bits you see on the sides. I like how it kind of frames the painting.
So, during the creation of this piece I listened exclusively to my Monty Python Sings CD. Which is why I named it "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". That's the first song on the CD, and as I was putting paint down I thought how fitting it was. This piece couldn't get any brighter!
There are little Monty Python influences through out the painting actually. A little boat appeared on the bottom, which can also be a foot if you are of the lucky few who see an elephant in the piece like I do. Anyway I was listening to the Accountancy Song when that boat appeared so of course I kept it. You know the song right? Sailing on the Wide Accountant Seas... Needless to say things got a bit goofy, and this painting emerged.
I really had a lot of fun with it, and now I'm working on a "Cougar" in the same fashion. Wait til you see him, another Monty Python inspired painting. Oy Vey!