A while back I took some photos of an old fire escape in Sandersville, Georgia. It’s pretty well known in the area because of its proximity and obviously intricate ironwork.
It then occurred to me that I could paint different angles of the iron staircase, thereby increasing the chances of selling more than one, if not all three of the prints.
I must say, though, that this was the first time I had ever attempted something so complicated and intricate. Not only was it difficult to replicate the spiral in the spiral staircase, not to mention the actual intricate ironwork, but painting the color “black” is not as simple as one might think!
Yes, I understood how that trying to paint snow and clouds is always going to be hard, partly because there is no such thing as “white” snow or “white” clouds; there are ALWAYS more colors at play. But I never really thought of “black” being as complicated as it was.
Finally, since I recently resigned from the church I pastored in Warthen, it seems like these paintings will be the last done of scenes from the area. That does make me sad, but for me to paint something, there needs to be some motivation. Now that we are most likely moving away from the area, it stings too much right now to invest my emotions into any more reminders.
But if you are a fan, don’t worry. I don’t plan on quitting art; I’m just changing scenery.