Sunday, April 10, 2011
"Marsh Abstractions" 8x8 oil
I am like a bad Hollywood studio. You know.... when they produce something that they like....they tend to produce sequel after sequel. I am that way to a point. I generally will paint a subject till I completely tire of it. I explore a subject in different formats and sizes. I have been painting these 'intimate' studies all week. It is quite a departure from my large scope and scale landscapes, but I am enjoying them immensely. I'm discovering little 'universes' to paint at the waters edge. I'm finding that I have to look at this subject matter very abstractly, and it is taking much editing to create pleasing compositions. I am enjoying the interplay of the water's translucency, reflectivity and movement. I am almost ready to scale one up to...maybe 30x30...we will see.