Description Oil on canvas. 24' by 18'. January, 2015.This is, in a way, an abstract painting. An exercise in composition and hue. I was thinking of the painter Larry Poons, who flourished in the 60s with compositions of ovals scattered across a large canvas. Of course Id rather draw 3D saucers than 2D ovals. So I started out with the saucers, then found a nice background color that makes me think of deep space, very far from any nearby stars. Over several days layering hues onto the saucers, I slowly homed in on the colors for them. I was thinking of the colors of Populuxe 50s cars. As in my painting 'I Once Was Blind,' Im see those ovals on the undersides of the saucers as being eyes.
Rudy Rucker, Los Gatos, California Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement Rudy Rucker is a well-known science-fiction novelist who enjoys painting surreal scenes that are often related to incidents in his books. He paints a lot, and he doesn't always fill in the details of his works when he postss on the Imagekind site, but you can learn all these details on his Paintings page --- www.rudyrucker.com/paintings --- which includes larger images, a catalog with notes on the paintings, and a price list for the original canvases. Further information about Rudy’s activities can be found on his photo-illustrated Blog --- www.rudyrucker.com/blog