"Feed Mill" 8 x 10" acrylic on canvas
Many years ago, when I lived and taught in Mangum, Oklahoma, there was a feed mill, called Honorbilt. It was a Purina feed mill, and it was huge and convoluted with towers and buildings like a lego village.
I sketched that feed mill dozens of times. I'm sure I photographed it too, but those are lost. Anyway, the more I sketched the mill, the more liberties I took with the composition, until it became an abstract composition.
Years passed, and although I painted the mill several times, I found the most joy in painting it as an abstract watercolor over and over.
This acrylic painting is a "third generation" representation of Honorbilt. First as an abstract sketch, second as an even more abstract watercolor painting, and now, as an abstract rendering of an abstract watercolor rendering, of an abstract sketch.
I think that art has life. As such, it is desirable, even necessary for it to evolve.
Who knows how the next rendition of the mill will play out? As they say tritely, "stay tuned".
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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