Four Chairs, Part 1

chair #1 final lo res

Chair #1; 2016; 14″ x 19.5″; mixed media: oil-based ink, watercolor, acrylic.

I’ve been conjuring, killing, and resurrecting chairs for a couple weeks now.

I imagined them to be as vibrant as the person for whom I am painting them. When she commissioned a piece, she simply requested “a chair.” But just a simple chair will not do for this artistic soul – no, it must be on the verge of leaping from the paper and dancing away. It has to be a magic chair, hinting at deeper layers of meaning.

Today, after painting four interpretations of one chair, I am ready to let these chairs meet their inspiration.

Below, Chair #1 emerges from oil-based ink through watercolor color fields and into acrylic texture and pattern:

7 thoughts on “Four Chairs, Part 1

    • Love to your family Joel! Thank you for taking the time to encourage me. I just realized that while I was subscribed to Shannon’s blog, I wasn’t receiving emails. I missed a lot! But, no more, I turned on the email function!


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