What a Catch
"What a Catch" is a 20"x20" oil painting on canvas. There is a hanging wire on the back.
Fall Out Boy's song "What a Catch, Donnie" starts off with the dramatic lyrics, "I got troubled thoughts, and the self-esteem to match, what a catch, what a catch." It's a beautiful and sad song. We all carry so much baggage. There are layers, complications, and twists and turns to our story and to what we bring to the table.
This painting started with a thick layer of gesso that created beautiful texture. And then the oil paint took over. So many times I thought I had a plan and knew what I was doing. But just like in life, things don't always go to plan. Even though this painting is no where near where I thought it would be, I think it turned out to be an even better catch than originally planned.