…this wondrous storm came rolling in slowly from the west.
You can see a heavy rain falling at lower camera right, such a heavy rain that the view of downtown Evanston was almost not there at all!
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Many of you know I am also a painter, and I have been spending some amount of time in the studio, working on a project dedicated to my deceased younger son.
I’ve had his business card for all these seventeen years, and needed to do something with the Chinese characters which translate to:
Its progress was interrupted last year by my nine days in the hospital and a fairly long recuperation time.
Recently, I pulled it out, and struggled to find a ‘good’ direction…of course, it’s not finished yet, as I have many other projects going on, but I feel you’ll get the idea?
The characters are painted in a pointillistic manner with Liquitex Deep Hooker’s Green Heavy Body acrylic…it took four passes to get this texture.
I then carefully washed with a thin Venetian red, but still was not getting what I wanted to see…so I brushed on an oil-based deep gold, then sponged it off–NOW I was getting somewhere!
Here’s the entire 12″ x 16″ work in its current state:
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You might also want to visit Tom’s blog, that’s how I see the world, just to understand a bit more of the beauty in Hong Kong.