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Sins of the Father

Size: 11.5″x9.5″
Medium: Oil on Panel
Working Title: Study for “Sins of the Father”

studysinsofthefather

12/15/09 
When you have an idea for a larger piece, and want to work out some of the details first, you can create what is referred to as a “Study”. A “Study” is just a smaller version of a the idea, and it allows you to work on the layout and perspective without trashing an expensive canvas.

In this case I really wanted to experiment with the orange sky and the long ridge of land leading to the tower. I’m not sure if I will create the larger piece or not, and I still feel like I need to work on the orange skies a bit. I would love to hear some feedback on whether or not you think I should do the larger version.

I’ll add a figure once everything is dry.


studysins2

12/28/09 
Added the wretched lonely boy and framed it. Also, off to the Gallery!

The theme for this piece was intended to deal with the aftermath when a parent, a father in this case, is more interested in pursuing their own interests and leave the child behind. There is a loneliness and yearning there among the solitude. There is a lot of symbolism in this piece, and I hope you are able to dissect it.