Thursday, May 27, 2010
chaos, the canal and more WK
Chaos and peace. I returned to one of my favorite places and decided to paint only the tiniest slice of water. Take out all parts of the landscape that would indicate landscape. I also chose the most extreme format I have. Starting with a part that defied easy description- the areas at the edge of the water, behind the main tree. I am not sure if anyone but me will know what it is.....but is it peaceful?
More WK quotes:
"To see real color, make mistakes, avoid the green disease."
"Let go, the best control is no control." (I like this one, don't you?!)
No control can easily happen in plein air when the subject is complex and making marks of colors in space makes much more sense than seeing things. The goal is to make it always happen.
Now back to the studio with barns, chaos, looking and thinking.