Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oil on Yupo! - Foret Monique

This came together on Saturday but a title did not. It`s one of the rare paintings I`ve done where I`m working and then suddenly, I`m startled to realize it`s finished. Usually I can see the end coming.
I`m getting so sick of 'rainforest' this and 'autumn' that for titles. Maybe I could use the storm naming idea, and just call this painting 'Monique'. It`s definitely feminine.
I`m on to something with oil paints on yupo. It`s sort of like painting on glass so I`ve tinted the paper with acrylic first to give it a bit more grip and to have something to react to. I know I have something worthy when I want to keep looking at it without any urge to improve it.
oil on Yupo [plastic paper from Japan] 12x12


available work in the studio

6 comments:

Maureen said...


"Grace Before Full Dawn"?

Maureen said...

Or "Grace Before Dawn" (I like it better without the word "Full".)

"Rush to Rise"

"Romance with Orange"

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Nice work, as always, but this comment is specifically related to your words about, "Done-ness".
I thought your description about, "...wanting to keep looking at it without the urge to change anything" was brilliant.
I'll guess lots of artists stop work on a piece using similar criteria, but it's the first time I've seen it written.
You've probably solved a difficult challenge for countless artists with this post!
Thanks, Randall and Well Done.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Jo Reimer said...

Lovely, name or no name.

Ruth Armitage said...

I agree wirh Gary, I love how you describe the feeling of completion. Especially how it sneaks up on you. I don't think this necessicarily feels feminine. I like to search poetry and the Thesaurus for titles. What about Forest Epiphany?

Diane Widler Wenzel said...

I truely like the idea of another language as you concluded on the next more recent post. I am eager to know what language you pick for the first of the new name ones.