8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord
After working on this painting, the name took on a totally different meaning than I had originally planned. I was ready to flog the canvas and anyone who walked by with a cane! I worked and reworked this, and I'm still not really happy with it, but I have to move on. This artisan is multi-talented and will share his knowledge freely. He was explaining to me his caning process and talking about his upcoming pottery classes as he worked away. I really wanted to capture him as he was talking and show his enthusiasm. Most (give or take a few) paintings just sort of roll off the brush for me. This one...not so much. Sorry, Dan!