My husband and I don't really 'need' anything so it is always a challenge to find the perfect gift. With my newfound interest in painting, I figured that was the way to go. I was also making a couple of mix tapes so I needed some cover art. As children of the [almost] 60's, I was trying to capture some of that spirit. This is what I came up with.
I call this broken cannon because I had some trouble with the barrel of the cannon; it is bent. I did sketch this out before I painted it and was having trouble with the sketch. I could not 'see' what was happening until I painted it. This painting is a composite of two photos that I took; one of the cannon and head stones in the Conferderate section of Linwood Cemetery and some wisteria blooms.
Things I need to work on: Scale of the wisteria. These should have been larger. The cannon, not sure if the problem is DOF or vanishing point. Can you have DOF in a painting? Does vanishing point apply here?
Things I like about this painting: the headstones, specifically the large one that represents General Benning. The rocks in the foreground and the grass. Both add visual interest.