Friday, May 22, 2015

Everyone Likes Tom Hanks

"Everyone Likes Tom Hanks"
acrylic on wood

Wow...I posted this finished painting yesterday on my Facebook page.  And got a lot of great comments...most people wanting to know about the title. I wish I had a profound reason for the title...but it was a conversation at my house between my 14 year old future filmmaker and husband.  I overheard the conversation in my studio as I was in the early stages of the painting.  It just stuck.  For most of my paintings...vague titles seem to come early on...and as I paint..they become more apparent.  The paintings have an energy...a life...and it just tells me what to name it as I'm working on it.  Simple as that.  

The post also garnered my first negative comment...or at at least that I can a long time.  

Bravo Trevor Todd! For your totally unnecessary comment.  And for making me laugh and smile the rest of the day! 

I'm having a blast painting.  Life's too short not to have fun doing what you love!  I'm sure Ken Foster would agree.  

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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  1. I am a realism artist specialising in portraiture (which I suppose is what artistically-ignorant people think of as "real art" or "good art) and I absolutely LOVE your work! In fact you are one of my favourite artists that I follow on social media. You have such great taste and sense for colour and composition; the atmosphere of your paintings is always uplifting and inspiring. I am a big fan! :)
    I'm sure I don't have to tell you this, but only people who have never explored the depths of the art world (both physical and internal) would leave a comment like that on your work. They dont understand the mastery of painting as freely as you do.
    As always, I really look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art in the future.
    Have a lovely day, Wyanne xxx

  2. Absolutely! I also do traditional portraits and I looove Wyanne's art as well as her talent in marketing her art!


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