Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Oxford Pier revisited


6"x18" oil
triptych
Switched up some color to try this piece. I like it more than yesterdays attempt. At least as a pier. I am now okay with yesterdays piece. Overnight I came to a realization. I have had a painting in my head for many years. A painting that I wanted to accomplish but always failed. While going to art school I lived in New Jersey and would spend the months of May and June fishing the jetties for striped bass. The images of fisherman lined up on the rock jetties in various weather conditions are burned in my unconscious. Although while doing that painting I was working from observation, I found myself getting lost in the unconscious. I think that's why I didn't like it at first, but now I think it was inevitable. The piece "for me" reads as 3 masses on a thin structure. Welcome to jetty fishing.

7 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

I love the colours use and the dierect approach. It makes for an inspiring work.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Bridget. I checked your website and really like your work. You have a distinct style which is admirable.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I discovered you blog throught another blog and I visit you, also your works is really beautifull, has force expressiv and I like a lot your way to paint

SamArtDog said...

Your stuff makes great triptychs. I always like how each part looks.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Sam.Always good to hear from you!

One Step Away said...

Enjoy this painting as I just got back from Cape Cod where I did some Striped Bass fishing with a cousin. Two 37 inch fish the first day and one 29 inch fish the second.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Laura. I like your work also.

Thanks Steve and congrats on a good fishing experience!