Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Blue Plate Special #3"

Connie Kleinjans fine art11x14, oil on canvas board

Here's the third painting using the see-through plate. I'm working larger, although I don't know why. But art is like that: You go a lot on impulse and but have to learn which parts to discipline. When I first called this finished and looked at it, I kind of didn't like it. It seemed too simple. But then something clicked and it began to look more graphic and more profoundly simple, if that makes sense. I love the work of Euan Uglow and, while I certainly can't compare my work to his, it's possible that what I like about his work is also what I like about this.


  1. I think this is the purple plate special. I like it.

    I can remember blue plate specials for 50 cents.

  2. Yeah, onscreen I think the blue isn't dark enough where it lies on top of the purple. It still looks transparent, though. And thanks.