The Locomotion

The-LocomotionThis pastel has been sitting, taped to a board, on an easel, for over a month.  I had altered course on this composition shortly after starting, thinking the tarts and pear were pushed to far to the left.  I taped over about 1.4 inches on the right to try to balance.  I intended to mat and frame so the taped over parts would not be noticed.

I pulled the tape off, and discovered the sketchier foundation of the pastel.  It seemed to balance, so I included it back into the composition.

The skyline of the pieces reminded me of an old style locomotive, which led to by association to the early 60s Goffin-King epic, “The Locomotion”, performed by Goffin-King’s babysitter, Little Eva.

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