This is Lester – my first pet portrait of the holiday season.
My plan was to paint a peaceful sunset scene, but as I worked I realized it was becoming quite ominous. Something about the red sky and barbed wire, I guess. I considered calling it Crow Post-Apocalypse but thought maybe that was going too far.
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Here is yet another familiar sight in Mayerthorpe. As I look back, I am surprised at how many paintings I’ve done of my home town – from the outskirts to side streets, and now all the way down Main.
Intersection 11″ x 14″
A familiar scene from the town of Mayerthorpe.
I was never happy with this painting so I decided to rework the background. The main focus should be the bird (which I like), but the background was much too busy for that to happen. I removed many of the blossoms, toned down the green and generally simplified the whole thing. I’m not sure it is a total success, but I do like the new version better.