Tuesday, November 16, 2010

bridge work

8"x10" oil over a painting

If you ever decide that life is too easy, start painting bridges. Here's a tip. Throw all reality out the window! Engineers have their purpose and artists have their own. To deconstruct engineers work! Take it back to it's vibration. Ok, excuse me for getting all hermetic. Color vibrates as do we.

14"x11" plein air

This is the piece I did 2 weeks ago plein air. I think it holds up. Again bridges are a painters nightmare. So I paint them frequently. It's been a tough year to travel. So many of the bridges are under construction. It's like going to the dentist or orthodontist. The collective unconscious has to be hating bridges these days. I still like them. And hey, they bridge the gap.


SamArtDog said...

The 1st painting reflects (har har) your latest color play; the 2nd one is dreamy.

Ah yes... Carl Jung, the principal engineer of the Bridge To Nowhere. He knew that any bridge worth its span vibrates.

brian eppley said...

well said Sam, Freud had other ideas about vibration.