Getting creative (4-25-2020) April 25 2020, 12 Comments

All week I've been thinking about ways to be more creative while spending time at home. All kinds of jobs and forms of work have passed my way over the years and I've never really done just one in particular. I've been thinking about getting back into painting. Before I started making ties I painted quite a bit. I'd like to try out palette knife painting techniques. Years ago I only did brush with acrylics. Here's a painting I did of my brother while I was living with him in California almost ten years ago. it was a big piece, 36" x 46" if I remember right. 

The Man on The Plane!

I brought this painting back to Montana and was showing it to an artist at his gallery. As we're talking he says 'So what are you going to call it?" I had no idea and hadn't really thought about naming my paintings. Not a minute later a group of people come in to the gallery and one of the women points at it and says to her friends, "It's the man on the plane!". I must have looked confused because she began to explain that they had just flown into town from out of state and she thought she had seen this man on their flight. Hilarious!...So that's what I've always called it, "The man on the plane!" It sold about a year later to a wonderful collector in Missoula.