Transition of a painting in progress;
|Transcendent Stains - 16" x 20" x 1.5" Oil painting on Cradled Birchwood panel. Sides are painted black, comes ready to hang on your wall!|
In my previous career in law enforcement, I came across this mentality (way of thinking) more than I care to remember within the criminal element I dealt with. Sometimes I felt that I was able to get through to them. I would explain to them about how we are all the same inside and made of the same materials. We all have more things in common than differences; especially physical ones. No matter how hard they tried to argue their way around the facts, they could not rub out the truth. The stains of truth were left and I can only hope that it was the beginning of a new outlook on life for them. At least I made them think if even just for a moment. You can't erase the truth. You can't change people, but you can offer alternatives that they can choose. You might be able to hide the truth for a while, but it always comes out in the end.
Anyways, that is how I came up with this painting. It might say something different for you and that's okay too!
Quote of the Day:
"Outdoors is where the great mystery lies, so going into nature should be...like going to church".(Skip Whitcomb)