|oil on board, 20x20|
But more importantly, I want to talk for a moment about why we paint and the concept of "looking." These are just my thoughts.
When trying to understand the essence of the landscape (still life, figure) it's best to do it in a quick glimpse. Oftentimes we think that if we want to understand what is before us that we need to stare and analyze. Hmmmm, that is not the case. This is probably why memory painting works so well. A painter needs to look briefly and think and then respond. That works in the studio and en plein air. What is the purpose of looking and looking...do you really want to duplicate what you see? Or are you trying to make a new special universe which relies on paint and color play rather than just painting "it"? Count me in on that one.
What do you think?