For quite some time I have been wanting to paint some of my carosel pictures I have been collecting on my phone. I probably have a good 50-60 photos of carousels and their detail parts throughout Paris and Denver that I have taken. I started to paint these carousels initially with the entire carousel, only to discover that they were all very boring & were basically complete crap. So, I put the carousel idea away for almost 2 years....
Then, at the beginning of this year, I started to look at them again in a different way. I started to take my photos and zoom in on the closeup parts of the carousel and found that these were much more interesting & seemed to tell more of a story about the carousel. It really brought these horses to life.
The painting below is from a seasonal carousel that is on the 16th street mall during Christmas time. They ask for a nonperishable food item to ride the carousel & the proceeds go to help the homeless.
|Carousel CloseUp (2018)|
Oil on canvas board 6x8