Father and Son

December 26, 2020

I found a framed canvas leaned up against a trash can by the road. I stopped and took it home with me. The canvas was cheap and ripped — a factory printed barn scene. I kept the frame and the wooden bars the canvas had been attached too.

I used the wooden bars for another painting. I cleaned the frame and spray painted it silver. My wife had some old shiny silver paint she had recently found in the closet. I began to add some color to the frame — pinks, yellows and blues. When I was satisfied I sealed it with a spray on protective layer.

I used a piece of wood paneling from my studio renovation. I cut it to fit the frame — sanded it and made sure it fit. I painted some shapes that later became a Father and Son. There is a puppet puppy snake in between them. I worked on it for a few weeks — on and off.

I enjoy using found objects to paint on. Sometimes they make the entire painting, sometimes they are just a portion of a final project — an old button, a bottle top, a smashed can or a stick. They add something to the finished artwork. They add a bit of their on history — a story from someplace else outside of oneself.

Father and son. I am a father. I am a son. I will keep painting pictures. Till my work is done.

See you soon,

Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks

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