When presented with these items to paint, a Volkswagen Beetle, a metal "love" sign and some building blocks it was time to stretch a bit from my usual fare. The love sign became a sort of love gas pump to this beat up "love bug". As I worked on it though it began feeling desolate. I painted it over an abandoned painting so my background of golds and browns was already in place. Sand and a dust storm became a natural backdrop. As I came to the last hours of work it came to me that this was different than my original view. It became a symbol of what so many of us have at one time or the other lived. Something that looked like love but was just a void in the end.
It's fun to challenge myself to see what ideas come forth. Won't you join us!
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