Here's another to wet your appetite for the coming exhibit in Keokuk, IA.
I've been using artistic license with all the images I took at the last reenactment this past April in Keokuk. By leaving out all the "background noise" in the pictures, I've been focusing on what that moment meant to me......what drew my attention in the first place.
I feel by painting "just that" and using the toned canvas as the background, it gives a sense of movement to the images. I also see myself coming full circle with creating works that are like vignette's (fading out along the edges of a work). This was my signature method when creating pencil drawings years ago. Now I'm applying the same in my paintings.