Thursday, September 13, 2018
Dead Fly 14 - But what is it worth?
Dead Fly 14
"But what is it worth?"
oil on canvas 5"x7"
This one took a lot of work and in my own mind I did not succeed in pulling it off. I was thinking about the fate of Mother Earth when I did this and wanted the dead fly to look as if it was made of solid gold. Is a dead fly made of solid gold worth more than Mother Earth? Although I tried and tried to use the old masters' techniques of mimicking gold with paint, the fly still doesn't glow like I wanted it to. I may try this again at some point -- not the same idea, but trying to paint a dead fly that looks like it's made of solid gold. The more dead flies I paint, the easier it is to paint. #persevere