Another orange painting on gallery wrapped stretch canvas. Ready to eat and ready to hang. Here in this painting I’m exploring the use of the palette knife to create texture. I love texture! Years ago when attending CSUS, there was an exhibit of a former student who became quite successful. I think his name was Jian Wang. His paintings were very sculptural, painted straight from the tube. The oils were literal sitting 1 inch on the canvas. Simple subjects of pots and pans. But I loved the textural quality of it, very three dimensional. I can literally see the pot coming out of the canvas.
While working on the 30/30 Challenge drawings, I also was painting small paintings. I decided to start into painting on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Concentrating on meaningful brushstrokes, I strived to express in one brushstroke at a time.
The Goldfinch is hidden. It refers to the painting done by the Dutch painter, Carel Fabritius in 1654. Also, the painting is an central part of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.