My most amusing
recent project was to create an abstract painting that
incorporated the Texas state flag. As you know, the flag is red,
white and blue. The house in which this would hang is in citrus
tones - apricot, avocado, blue, lime, and a touch of yellow.
Okay. . .
Those colors and
flag colors are not even friends! The flag was not to be too
obvious and necessarily abstracted as the father-in-law, as a
loyal Oklahoman, doesn’t like Texas. I had my work cut out for
me. I adore the young couple in whose home this painting would
hang; the wife commissioning it as a surprise gift for her
husband. In wrapping my head around this, I painted two so they
would have a choice. Fortunately they liked them both so much,
one hangs at home, and one in his office. I giggled throughout
this project and pictured is what my paintbrush made me do: