Do not depend on the hope of results…you may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to that you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself.
I will be showing "When Morning Comes" Oil on Canvas 48 x 36"
and "Squall" Oil on Canvas 36 x 48".
In both of these paintings I am using aspects and appearances from the material world to disclose an undercurrent, an inner life .
I am showing the stages of these paintings, in this edition of the blog, to demonstrate the process of investigation and exploration I use when painting.
These photos were taken in the studio periodically, as the paintings progressed. While displayed in chronological order, the photos were not taken at the end of each painting session. Often there was much editing, adding and removal between the images shown here.
I love walking in the woods and I was thinking of the light filtering through the foliage.
The lines serve to break up the space suggesting a filigree of trees.
This name emerged as the painting did and gave direction as I moved closer to resolution.
Placing more darks among the lights to choreograph a rippling motion across the canvas. The texture has become an important element, in some areas the painting is so thin you can sense the canvas beneath the thin wash of color contrasts with areas of impasto.