Monday, July 17, 2017
Construct and deconstruct and repeat
I have learned that the reason why I paint is truly to fall in love with wonder, over and over. Each time I am at the easel I begin with an intention, yet I allow the painting to truly lead the way. This way painting is more like a good conversation. You can't plan it...you can plant seeds, but you need to listen and respond.
My painting falls somewhere between realism and abstract. I constantly construct my landscape and in the next turn deconstruct the whole piece. Oftentimes, when I I leave the easel for the day my painting is unreadable. When I come back I find my way thru again.
These particular paintings are pastel on top of oil.