I’m off to Montreal ComicCon in a few short hours and wrapping up the last of the things I need to do.
This is one of them.
I have had a real blast painting classic Star Trek recently. Truly a trip down memory lane and a chance to honour my gateway fandom. Between Trek and Who, I didn’t stand a chance.
I still have more paintings to do, though the bridge crew has now been painted except for Chekov. I want to paint Klingons and Romulans and more. I want to take this nostalgic trip and drive it into the ground. Ha.
This painting was one I struggled with.
Maybe because McCoy was always one of my favourite characters. Maybe because of the moment I chose to immortalize. I did this painting in two sessions and I honestly thought about trashing it and walking away.
It happens sometimes, though I usually prefer to set the painting aside until I’m ready to paint it. But sometimes a painting can’t be saved.
This painting was saved. And it was just a matter of pushing through when things got difficult.
And sometimes the only way to get through is to do the ridiculous. Like toss a bunch of teal and neon green on the canvas.
And then play around with all the colours. Like so.
Until it’s done.
Just An Old Country Doctor
20″ x 16″
Acrylic on stretched canvas.