17 January 2006
The Real Magoo
As an xmas present to my wife I promised that I would do an honest to goodness oil painting (not digital) of whatever she chose. I ended up doing a family portrait based on a series of photographs of us that were taken on South Manitou Island back around 1999 (we had photos of me and Keenan, of me and Terri, and of Terri and Keenan, but not one of the three of us together). This was the first time I'd put brush to canvas in almost ten years. I certainly enjoyed the experience, the smells of the paints and thinners, the feel of a brush in my hand, but it is not something I'm liable to jump back into anytime soon. She seemed happy with it, and we framed it with a nice gold frame and stuck it in the living room.