Ok, well this one is definitely not going to paint itself. This is my second weekend working on it. At the moment it’s suffering from the “two paintings” problem. There are the foreground cars, which are thick paint and high-contrast, and the distant trees which are thin and low-contrast. The painting is about the relationship between the two but right now they don’t look like they belong on the same canvas. What I’m afraid of is that the place to bring them together is those long perspective lines along the road, and they have to be exactly right otherwise it will look weird. There is nowhere to hide in this painting.
“This is going to be a hard one,” I said to David last night.
“I’d love to hear all about it,” he said. “Just as soon as I finish making you this pineapple upside-down cake.”
It’s sentences like this that really keep our marriage going.