Going bananas

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Maybe the oddest painting I’ve done, or you have seen this week. Here I debut “Going Bananas.” Did this come about due to some brain shift, cultural statement or hidden meaning?

No. I’m wired differently as I usually stay just a bit bananas … artistically anyway.

Here is the process for this small piece:

  • First, I tried squeegee paint techniques with vivid colors by squirting dots and blobs of acrylic paint and then running a squeegee over it. Discard or keep?
  • Cut to fit an old, glassed frame, time to decide what to add in the foreground.
  • Due to some color swirls and being hungry or low potassium, decided on the fruit.
  • The trickiest part of this was painting the banana in reverse on the glass. The top layer of highlights and detail go first, then the shades of yellow to finish.
  • Sign it in reverse and flip!

Think I’m bananas?

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

~Groucho Marx

Squeegee background

Acrylic reverse on glass

Stack and frame

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.


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