My painting started out like this. In 2015 I unframed it and continued painting and now it looks like this.
I admire David Hockney’s work and I decided to take off on a painting he did pictured on the cover of his 2004 book “Hockney’s Pictures; a Definitive Retrospective”. Hockney’s piece is titled Maelstrom, Bodo, 2002 and is 72″ x 36″ painted on 6 sheets of paper. Mine, using his vision and colors, is painted on one full sheet 30″ x 21″. Just reading about the size of his piece and the number of sheets of paper makes me think much bigger than I normally do. I am now searching for a subject I want to do at that scale.
But I like his idea of using several sheets of paper for a painting so I have fooled around with one of Panther Hollow Bridge in 2015 here on two sheets. I found it was interchangeable.
I painted it to be this presentation.
But I might prefer this layout.