This was a project from my Painting I class at Mississippi State. We were instructed to use dots of pure color and place complementary colors adjacent to each other. We were using the Seurat Post-Impressionistic approach.
I had enjoyed playing with Impressionism in high school art classes. When this project came along I was thrilled. Later on this carried over into my interest in the Aboriginal technique of using dots.
I used an old photo of my grandfather and his cousin picnicking on the levee for my composition.
oil on canvas, 27.25" x 35.75"