Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The top painting was from a sketch in the yard. The bottom is, of course, the back and has a ghost spiral.
I am sure there will be more spirals, but not yet.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The descriptive titles are getting longer. I like the idea of creating something in the yard, talking to it and then working from it. The spiral is here, the plants, and in the distance, water. Memory and feeling are starting to be evident in the work but it is not alive enough yet.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A Debris monster is taking over the yard. As you can see it has a life of its own. Keeping the ground clear of all the floating stuff takes unrelenting effort. It comes down from trees, washes up from the river, and appears in a multitude of ways.
As you know, I started talking to the yard and as we converse I am sometimes focused on the numerous bits laying on the ground. Abstraction has its start there. Just look down. Debris, or entropy, is a universal law. So maybe is abstraction.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Not every piece has its relevant backside, but for some reason this short series is consistent. We will see what happens later. I'll write more about "process" in November.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I have been working both sides of the paper, not just the front but including the full piece. Although the image is still flat, it has more of an object quality. That gives me two versions rather than one; an inside and an outside.
On a personal note, it seems that grief has drained the color out of the work.
Friday, October 14, 2011
What more can I say. This seems more like a design and much less like real flowers. The design dominates. Strong design shapes while being appealing can distance the viewer from the life and activity of the image.
I wanted to include the back on this one to give a different perspective. I am beginning to like this side better. Now the front seems overworked.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The sun is finally out after 3 days of storms. I am spending a lot of time on the porch. The stand of Mother In Law's Tongues sits under a palm to the right of the porch and I can see them from my chair. They seem to me like green flames.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
One way to paint an overused subject like a sunset is to simplify it. Make it more about language (shape, color, line) than about subject so that the sunset part doesn't just take over in the viewer's mind. Ask yourself, which do you see first, the sunset over the river or the shapes and color?