Thursday, May 6, 2010

Painting, Palette, Photograph



Were all related here, right? I had never printed the marshy image, but kept thinking about it, for years actually. So yesterday I found it, printed it and did the painting today, another of those studies. I bravely went larger to 12x19. The "abstract" came at the end, I was about to clean the palette-it was glowing in the sunshine, made a few strokes and I sorta love it! I tend to spend a lot of time in my head thinking about painting, rather then doing it. So I set myself a goal to explore a bunch of genres, and see what resinates. Starting with the landscape, then maybe the "beautiful surface", forget the figure, at least for now. Abstract is calling, the real calling is color, the mixing and moving and transformations.

6 comments:

  1. I am spending too much time thinking about painting too. Your example provides inspiration to just dig in! All three of these images are gorgeous!

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  2. Thea, I quite like the abstraction... wonderful movement and nice sense of depth from color interaction. More spacial even than the top painting!
    Love it!

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  3. Lets Paint, regardless of our abilities, who knows where it might lead! Thanks for visiting.

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