Rodeo Clowns, darker version

Rodeo Clowns, darker version I think I’m happier with this version than the last much-lighter version I posted the other day.  This way it looks like things are emerging from a dark and creepy place, a place where a deer carcass is draped over a tree limb.  I like the conflict between the story line of the painting and that of the parading rodeo clowns.  I don’t like things that are too obvious, too simple, too much of a “one liner.”  Dig deeper.

Rodeo Clowns, 4th of July Parade, Prescott, AZ

x Rodeo Clowns, 4th of July Parade, Prescott, AZ

Rodeo Clowns, 4th of July Parade, Prescott, AZ.  This is the first entry for my new blog.  I want feedback from other people, artists, art enjoyers, anyone who wants to engage in the topic of art.  Most of the pieces I will post will be “in process,” meaning that I may later post alternative versions of the piece.  As I look at the above piece, my first reaction is that it needs more of something.  It needs to be punchier, more dramatic.  I need to re-work it a little.  Meanwhile, look for me on twitter, facebook, and instagram.  Older pieces of mine can be found under the Gallery tab.  Have fun, and let me know what you think.