Friday, August 27, 2010
getting to know you, getting to know all about you
After some preliminary notans and sketches I usually like to take the time to articulate the feel and color of the air. It can help. Before beginning this painting I did over 10 notans, I was very unsure of my motivator. Then I began to write, "red bronze overtone, touched by greens, grasses tawny to pink to bronze SOFT. The beauty of age. "At that point I knew what to paint.
It turns out that my new field is a very old orchard. Once a awhile there are still signs of rows and apples. I went walking through the field and saw(not in any particular order): monarch butterflies, a beaver skull, trash, half eaten apples, porno dvds (go figure), occasional queen anne's lace, and beauty everywhere. Picked up the beaver skull to take home. Left the trash , but I will return and collect the it another time when I bring a giant bag. This field has a personality. Gotta love it.