2010 City Inferno by DJ oil on 16x20 canvas 2010 Fleeing Fire by DJ oil on 16x20 canvas 2010 Red Haired Lurking Temptress by DJ oil on 20x16 canvas The City Inferno was my third Red Canvas painting. I was trying to resolve my application of paint instead of simply drawing into a background color, which was becoming a worrisome habit. So, I used my fingers to smush paint around to obliterate the drawing and attempt a less-than-literal effect. After posting it, I tried again. In the second painting, I was again, drawing instead of painting with the blue-clouded woman in Fleeing Fire. It may have been a step backwards; but it didn't worry me too much. There's always turpentine and more paint. In the third attempt, I abandoned the blue and painted over the canvas with red to begin again. I finger-painted yellow waves across the horizontal canvas and looked...I scratched through to the blue below in shadow valued lines and kept looking. Water? Mountains? Ahhh...there you are...I turned the canvas vertically and carefully added her features. Another Lurking Temptress...lurking there beneath the paint... At the posting of this succession, I have already altered her further, but due to lack of camera batteries, won't share at this time. (So professional, DJ! Bleh~) Suffice it to say that her features are now even more hidden than the photo here, making her reason for lurking even more mysterious. Is she hiding in fear as a victim? Is she lying in wait for her next victim? I'll let the viewer supply the storyline...feel free to comment with ideas... If I decide to paint over her, I'll keep it to myself. I'm sure you're tired of seeing this canvas, so I'll move on. There are three paintings past her in the Series now, and I may have a seventh Red Canvas painting lurking in me... But Dear Reader, I'd rather you not lurk...please leave a comment... Love & Laughter, DJ
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