Original Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Leslie Sealey
Saturday, November 11, 2006
"RED" show December 2nd
This is a painting for a Christmas group show at the Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. The theme is "Red" and each artist will be showing 2-3 paintings. We were asked to create one specifically for the show, and this is what I came up with. It is 16x20" on a gallery-wrap canvas. I did a lot of planning and working on color and composition beforehand; the actual painting only took a couple of hours. I was concentrating on being bold and confident; I did a lot of palette knife work (not my usual thing). There was also a nice old scraped-off painting on this canvas and it made a perfect underpainting. There are lots of color flecks that don't show up in the jpeg. It still needs some "finesse" but that can wait until tomorrow!