Saturday, November 6, 2010

walkin' the tracks

11"x14" oil
Spent the morning strolling around the train yard taking photos. Was prepared to do some plein air but it was too tough just to get to the area. (I saw security paying some attention). Loaded up with photos went to the river and did a plein air piece that may or may not see the light of day. Currently, I'd throw it in the fire but a few glances keep me from doing so.
I've been looking at Nicholas de Staels work again and again it blows me away with his simplicity and strength. Incredible. I did this one not trying to mimic or even thinking about his work. About 3/4 through I saw I had left some unrealistic happenings apparent. But when I completely unfocus it makes sense to me. Upon first viewing I find visual interest. For me this is what matters.


Celeste Bergin said...

I like the simplicity too! This translates very well

brian eppley said...

Thanks Celeste. Nice work you're doing out there. I like how you keep the abstract element.