What Was Your First Clue


20×20 in. mixed media.
Lately I have been going thru some of my unfinished and forgotten projects from many a year ago. So for your viewing pleasure a piece that has taking me 40 years to complete. This piece was one started in college and was going to be a colorful sunset type thing, or maybe bright trees. At any rate I started seeing this endless range of clouds and vast depth in a strange landscape and kind of went with that. Seems so clear now not sure why I couldn’t have seen that back then. As for the title, being a Kansas boy I thought about a saying that is old hat…”We aren’t in Kansas anymore Toto!” I believe the picture speaks to that fairly well, don’t you?


25 thoughts on “What Was Your First Clue

  1. Forty Years to complete? Really Ken? Heck I could have done that same thing in 38 or 39… I too have projects sitting waiting for me to come back to them. I often dig out my oil paintings I did back in my college days 70’s and wonder “what was I thinking?” Or “Did I really do that?” Your best work will always be the one waiting to be completed. I love the painting you have here you can almost feel the heaviness of the dark clouds and feel the moisture of the light white clouds in front. Good Work Thank you for getting me to your blog… Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. I really like this one. I haven’t been in Kansas for a long time. The colors are great. I like the way it leads me to the upper right hand corner, only to be led back into the depths picture by the orange at the last minute.

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