Let it Snow is this years Christmas card painting. This work consists of three panels, two 16×20 inches, and one 16 by 40 inches. In past Christmas Paintings I have not taken any risks, mainly trying to paint a pretty, Christmas colored music theme, and get those cards sent out in time. This year because of how long Autumn – Allegro took for me to finish, I need a break, to free my thoughts, those skills and question all those silly assumptions about how to paint this art. Not sure why, maybe I am just restless, or bored, or I like to compete against myself. You can see some of the results of a change in direction in the photo above, for originally I had prepped this painting with one canvas 24 inches by six feet.
This Art is about capturing the flow, the movement, the feelings of a musical piece. This painting is just small enough that I can throw paint of all colors and textures at it just to see what sticks, and meets those goals. Really, if it does not stick it is coming off. So, I will be getting to work on this piece on Monday. Looking at these canvases I have an interesting start. Hopefully, I will find other ideas to push this work and this Art forward. Otherwise, if not, I will paint another pretty Christmas Card picture with lots of Christmas Colors. And once more get the card out-the-door just in time.
We shall see.
One final comment. I brought up this blog site on an iPad and expanded the final image of Autumn -Allegro to its full size. And I must admit, I was impressed. Not because I did it, but because it exists, like no other piece of Art. The future will be interesting.
Scott Von Holzen