red eye and the tao of painting


     This one is a personal favorite.  It is one of the first Red Eye pieces I completed last month (although his red eyes are a tad muted in color compared to most).  The little bird-like thing up on the branch was a total accident.  I guess it’s more accurate to say that it wasn’t consciously planned.  I often find (despite my deliberate lack of planning) I already know what I’m going to create even before I know it, if that makes any sense.  I mean, seriously, his eyes even seem to look upward, curiously, at the bird but I certainly don’t recall any clear thoughts about making that happen while I was painting.  I guess it’s true what they say, “I do not do it.  It is not done.  It merely happens through me.”

6 thoughts on “red eye and the tao of painting

  1. I, too, was wondering where that quote came from. I shall do some googling, but I'm going to assume Stacia is right. The gal knows her movie trivia.

    This is great, Vinny. This style is working for you. So different from the detailed fuzzy skellies, yet impactful because of that lack of detail. I like how it makes me feel.

  2. Thanks. I'm enjoying this style too and it's also good practice at painting.

    Also, I was attempting to quote Kane from an episode of Kung Fu. I was a little off, but close enough for the point I was trying to make (scene snippet here).

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