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.
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.