forgotten lands of the ICC, immediately after sunrise
Back to the field. They (the construction people) have begun to tear it up. The flowers have been run over in parts. I feel like I am in the race against time. The more I paint this field the more I love it and feel a deep sadness for what we are doing to nature. I have a solo show coming up in November and I have decided to dedicate it to the forgotten lands. Only paintings from my field series (which means I really have to put on the gas to complete some big ones!) The concept of the sadness of beautiful land lost to road and development really resonates to my core. Where are all those animals going to go? We wonder why so many deer are hit day after day on our roads. (Could it be we are taking THEIR homes?) I grew up surrounded by fields, lakes and streams. A place that I knew inside out from an early age. That area too has changed, mowed over for development. Where will we stop? It seems like there are better ways to solve our transportation issues than more roads for our big cars. Ok...enough on that rant. Yipes! Any thoughts?
About the painting: still playing with the idea of a warm/cool and a cool/warm, dominant color and of course, simultaneous contrast.