Calling it done. Inspired by The Doors song "People Are Strange" (link below). Acrylics on 16x20 inch stretched canvas, brush, knife and photoshop. C&C welcome as always, thanks for looking.
Thanks Terri, I'm glad you like it! I figured if I was going to mention the song, I should link it. I like the idea of "painterly", glad that it worked.This is great! I'm familiar with the song and see how you pulled from it. I agree with Arty that your background is painterly - holds it up perfectly.
Thank you Donna! This is actually a painting over a painting. The original was a starburst in yellow, I thought I had an idea but it didn't jell. So I painted this right on top of it, no gesso or other removal. Traces of the yellow are there. And I got hung up again, so I let it sit while I practiced my pencil drawing skills and filled up a small sketchbook. Finally, about a week ago, I had some clarity and finished it. Voila!People are indeed strange. This is so cool, Zen. As always, I like hearing that this one evolved over time. It seems that if we push this kind of work it pushes back and doesn't always end well.