I finished this painting last week. It's 40" x 60"; Oil on Canvas. It's the thirteenth painting in the Museum of Bad Judgement series (Click here for a full description of this series). The center is a portrait of the Polk County Courthouse where my grandfather tried many cases in his early career. Around it are more scenes loosely based his memoirs. It's actually four paintings in one, which is probably the reason it took so long. I actually started it in July of 2021, but I put it aside several times to work on other paintings. Here are some progress photos I took along the way:
I originally intended for this painting to be the last in the series. I thought I was done mining, and that I had gone deep enough. But, it turns out there are more images and ideas that keep coming to me, so I will to keep going. Stay tuned....