Father and Son
oil on canvas
oil on canvas
Third Place, 2-D Professional, “51st Annual Art Show,” Hendrickson Center, Waupaca, WI 2014
I have to ask, why oils and not screen printing?
I have the equipment and know-how of oil painting, I don't have the equipment and know-how of screen printing.
Plus I like the different physical textures of paint which really don't come across that well in the photograph. For example the sand was done with a sponge so it has an actual bumpy texture. Different colors were done a variety of brushes/techniques, and even the black has the canvas texture to it. I like the physicality of the paint, the colors, the slow drying time, and the possible variations that oil paint offers.
I don't know what that is on the ground, but I like this picture a lot. I made me smile
The thing on the bottom right is an allegorical figure composed of my initials, CCW, with a white hat on top. Usually I use CCW as sort of personal logo, kind of like a brand name like Pepsi or Ford. In this picture the logo developed into a sort of 'son', and to push this point I used the some of the same colors as the 'father' figure. The underlying idea is that the 'father' is thinking about his 'son' even though he is at work.
Thank you for explaining all that to me, I never would of got it.I thought that maybe it was a burrito with a hat and you were trying to be funny. This painting has a whole new meaning to me now. I quite often think of my kids when I'm at work and it makes me happy, but this father seems sad, like he hasn't seen his son in a long time. It makes me think of those Mexican men that come to America, so they can provide for their families back in Mexico. I feel really bad for those men and wish there was some way they could be with their loved ones.
the colors are perfect!