april 10

04-10-15 "spring friendship"
04-10-15 “spring friendship”

8×6″, acrylic on matboard

Several years ago, a woman commissioned me to do a scraped painting of certain colors and then letter a popular poem (by “anonymous”) onto the painting. The color ideas were based on one of my poem-paintings that she saw somewhere. Commissions can be very tricky, especially if the client has a strong and certain image in their mind of what the product should look like. We finally got there, but I still have some early ones that I rejected.

Today’s painting is one of the rejects after I scraped some new paint over the old. The poem was about friendship, and the original colors were very spring-like, so I’ve titled this “spring friendship” even though the look of it has changed drastically. You can still read some of the words below the paint if you look closely. The partially hidden words make it a little more mysterious.