Another from today. Of course these "imagination" paintings will have their genesis in my past experiences, no getting around that. But my point in doing these is to paint completely from within; to be more intuitively responsive to what I want to do with each painting, removed from any photo or life reference, based on what happens to it as it's painted.
For instance in this one I started with the idea of using some lead primed linen, very fine, and Flake white paint. Other than that, I wanted to have fun applying the paint. The design, the color, the texture were not pre-planned, they happened.
'Evening Song' - oil - 10x8 - © Marc R. Hanson '09