"Sleeping During The Day" is one of my favorite titles. I painted the first "Sleeping During The Day" in graduate school. I love the concept of incredible relaxation, comfort in a sunny spot! In reality I am a non-napper. We are faking it in this picture, except for Elmo who is staring right out of the picture plane.
Right after I painted that painting as part of my thesis, ha! Thesis cracks me up. (and sold it to the Swigs), I went on to paint a more autobiographically truthful painting called, "Insomniac". Maybe this new one should be call, "Wishful Thinking"?
Ok, I will tell you right up front, I am going to do this painting again. My intent with this composition, was to make sure that my butt was not in it. Duh, I really failed. However, I like the red slippers.
|"Sleeping During The Day" 24"x20" oil on canvas. It maybe finished.|
Gonna do another one, sans butt. Wish me luck. Here are the stages "avec butt" has gone through so far.
|Sketch in paint. No painstaking drawing for me. I know, I could have fixed the butt issue here, but I didn't. In the olden days I often did a painting up to seven times. It's no biggy.|
|Scary hair! Scary eyes!|
|This is the second to last version, (last version is posted at top of page) This is when I had the bright idea to close my eyes. That made it a less disturbing painting, for sure. I was playing with crazy shadows on the wall.|
It is finished for now, I think. However, I have found with the paintings in this "Family Series" that I can't leave them alone. I'm tweaking hard.
|Added more color and stuff to this one. I can't leave it a lone, agh.|