I tried to get out and finish this painting before the radiation cloud passes over. Time to wet a towel and wrap it around my head. I’ve decided that eating large amounts of salted seaweed will be good for my thyroid gland. Too bad I left my duct tape and plastic back in the US. I guess I’m doomed to glow in the dark now. Several time today I was told about radiation passing over and that there was an urgent need to spread panic among all my contacts. So here it is folks: Panic.

Now back to what I was working on earlier: I tried to stay loose, but with rain coming in again, I think I went from fast and loose to rushed and anxious.  This one is too illustrative. It needs a gnome or a rabbit in a suit walking through it. It’s ok I guess, but I let the desire to get it done today override my ability to do it well. I’ve been fighting with this over the last week. At some point a while back I felt like I “got it” and now I wonder what “it” is. I have been feeling a transition in my style occurring again. And as always, it takes effort to work through these transitions and not let the fear of change, or leaving my comfort zone, get in the way of discovering something new. So here I go.

Disclaimer: There is no radiation cloud. Please don’t wear towels on your head unless you just feel like it.

Radioactive Painting – painting
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2 thoughts on “Radioactive Painting – painting

  • March 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    John, I really like the feeling of depth you achieved. The leaves/vines painted in the foreground remind me of the way kudzu grows all over the southern US. I am reluctant to offer a suggestion but you might add a slight golden glow emanating from the opening.

    • March 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Linda. The fog was really beautiful this morning looking through out through the trees, I just had to take a stab at painting the moment. And kudzu is a Japanese vine, isn’t it? Maybe Hong Kong and Mississippi have a lot in common. 😉


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