10 x10 pastel on BFK
Sometimes I will begin work in the studio only to return to the outdoors. On this particular painting I have worked many days, frustrated with my ability to say what I wanted to say. Finally I took it to the field that inspired the concept. Warm on top of cool and cool on top of warm. I am finally finding a morsel of it.
Four years ago there was a magnificent show of Paul Klee in the Phillips Collection. It was filled with drawings, watercolors and oils. Listen to his words, "Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am the painter."
Doesn't that say it all?