Monday, June 27, 2011

Clapboard
 oil on panel  8" x 10"
Just a small study to gear up my color and surface and space mojo as I'm moving toward some sort of melding with my representational work. Its an old challenge that's been hashed over by many since about 1907, but still relevant because of humankind's constant battle to come to grips with the internal life as opposed or in-sync with the external, visible world. My hold on the visible is always not to allow the work a certain lazy approximation of the visual structure because of freedom of color or brush handling - I have an internal wish to retain the discipline of remaining connected to what I see. In these works it just happens that the paintings evolution is what I see / am sensitised to/in love with.  We'll see how it goes (pun intended).