"A Happy Accident Above Harrison Street"
36" x 36"
acrylic on canvas
As far as the title is concerned, the painting is based on another photo I took a short while back, which was a completely happy accident where both an enormous turkey vulture and a small plane were both in my viewfinder when I took the shot, which was above a street near to where I live. The photo was different though, in that both the plane and the vulture looked as if they were on the same level in the sky, since they appeared as silhouettes. It's the same exact vulture who was the subject of another large, square-format painting I completed at the end of my first graduate painting class, which ended last winter. Ironically, my wife and I just got back from a walk around town, and upon returning, the sky had several large turkey vultures above us, and what looked to be that same, little yellow plane flying around above them.
I included two photos because the top one was taken with my Canon Elph, which has a much better resolution, while the second shot was taken with my I-phone, which was much truer to the actual color of the piece. What I really need to do is simply dust off the ol' Rebel, which has been sorely neglected, and use that camera to retake shots of all of my recent paintings. Perhaps this summer when I actually have some time to breathe.