Shocked--right! With the Doc's portrait out of my hands for now, I've taken advantage of the break to create something new. All three were done on "previously disastered" canvases.
The most fun is the portrait of a fisherman. The subject was seen on a TV commercial for the latest I-phone. I froze the picture, grabbed my cell phone and snapped his photo. This fellow is a portrait painter's dream, his face like weathered leather, heavily lined with deep crevices and a thousand kilowatt smile.
The other two paintings were a realistic seascape and a large still life of a bromiliad. Neither was deserving of another attempt at saving or fixing, and both were quite heavy with many layers of paint. Now, each has morphed into colors and shapes, without discernible subject matter. They are just nice to look at. Nothing controversial, thought-provoking or shocking. They will remain on our living room walls, unnoticed by guests, and in a couple more weeks, even by us. They did serve the purpose of providing me something of a playground--just what the doctor ordered. Here they are:
That's it for now. Have a nice tomorrow!