Friday, August 6, 2010
same field, the golden glow of early evening
When the scene is in front of you there is choosing to be done. I know I have said it before and I apologize for being redundant. The question-"why are you painting this painting?" is of ultimate importance. It will guide all your decisions from that moment on...what to leave out, what to put in and how to make the painting's rhythm.
In this painting the main concept was about the golden light and my desire for a playful calligraphy in line and mass throughout the sweet peas. Purposely I used harmonious colors that mirrored sky in the land.
I could paint this field forever. Knowing one's subject intimately opens up a whole different kind of painting.
Do you have a place that is your intimate muse? Where is it and why do you feel it resonates to who you are as a painter?