Thursday, February 7, 2019

Dead Fly 58 Cubist Fly

Dead Fly 58
Cubist Fly
acrylic on canvas 16"x 20

     I tried my hand at cubism or at least what I think is cubism. Broke the fly down to basic angled shapes and painted translucent layers one on top of the other. Before I had added the rust color a friend of mine who is also an artist told me I should just paint over this one and consider it a failure. But time and energy put in to it already made me hesitant to abandon it. It needed the rust color. Also, he had seen it before the legs were added. I knew it was going to get legs.Can you see the Dead Fly?

1 comment:

  1. Well, first I love it. A relief in contrast to some of the morbid ones. Balance in the series!
    Your friend is not in the spirit. Don't EVER discourage people from art, music.....
    I've experienced it and seen it elsewhere. Diminishing.


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