Friday, September 11, 2009
reveal what is essential
For a while now I have been desiring to move on to new territory. It's funny I could see it, but not clearly. Finally I think I understand.So here it is:
As you probably know, I feel compelled to paint a scene again and again, till I really know it, till it is part of me. The repetition helps me reveal what is essential. Discover why this small piece of nature is so beautiful.
Now I am going to also spend much more time in the studio with these more literal views and find the essence. Using my knowledge of color and observations of light I will create new works based on the literal but more emotional- pushing the limits of color. The hard part will be a little less time outside, on site. Gulp! Now that is hard. Let's see what happens. I guess I will just have to learn to enjoy the struggle.