Go West started out as just a little doodle, but there is a certain bit of persistent spunk to the idea which I can no longer ignore. Time to make it an actual piece.
I am reusing an old canvas from my old Dialog Series of works. There used to be a giant double burger attached to the surface of this canvas. I had hoped to find a full image of the double burger on my hard drive to insert into this post. However, my hard drive, much like my studio is a bit of an organizational adventure. This is all you're gonna get.
It's an excellent opportunity to 'repair' the holes by stitching on some patches before I start putting any paint down on the surface.
After a few washes of color, it looks like this.
I really like the open area in the center of the composition. I think any subsequent layers of imagery will be used to enhance the clutter around the edges (leaving the center comparatively intact).
For my next trick, I shall comb my sketch books for imagery....
Once I have selected some of the images I wish to utilize, I begin to paint in the lines.
I'm gonna let this dry for about a week and then I'll start adding some color(s) to it. I was initially thinking I might add an additional layer on top of this one. After staring at the canvas for a bit, I don't think it needs it. Therefore, it's time to move on to the frame. Here are a few glimpses of the it so far....
I finally found a use for my 'Jalopy Billboard'!
Miles to go before I sleep...