It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted a major piece that I thought I’d better before folks think I don’t do this anymore. My process for major works is long and tedious but I love the result – usually.
There are times when I finally remove all of the mask and – oh my what a mess this is. That means even more tedious work as it becomes a mixed-media piece and I go to work with colored pencils and whatever else I think it needs to make it work.
I have a couple of those in process now but I also have some done that need photographing. This is one of them. I haven’t gotten the photography done but you can get an idea about it with this shot taken with my little carry with me everywhere camera. This is Oarlock #9
I love old rowboats. They remind me of my youth growing up on an inland lake. I spent a lot of time in one of these, rowing around the lake or tipping it over to use it as a raft.
I also think of old rowboats or sailboats spiritually. The are a reminder that Christ is with us always. He’ll keep us afloat; however, if we’re going to move forward we need to either set those sails or take to the oars.