Monday, January 10, 2011

digging deep

3-7"x5" oils

What am I doing with these? Ok, when I have no particular painting or even subject in mind, it's time to delve into the mind. I'm a very visual person. I see things and they constantly register with me. So, when I take photos in my daily routine I save them. Now into studio...........Immediately it becomes apparent that a replica of the photo is not the beautiful thing that I witnessed. In fact the idea of trying to reproduce becomes sickening. My latest exercise is to do 3 studies of the photo and figure out my interest.The original photo of this scene had way more info. I tried to include it in the first piece(They are left to right in order) but immediately cut stuff out. I go mind numb yet attentive. Certain things show themselves. I continue to learn, making aggressive strokes and pondering lesser ones. A proactive experience. Don't ask me what the flaming orb is but I'm convinced I'm making progress!


SamArtDog said...

Great balls of fire!

Word verif. -- A-list
You must be doing something right.

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

I love that kind of work around photos, painting and repainting until catching the exact spirit of the place and throw away the cliché. I admire your looseness!

loriann said...

Wow! looks exciting..with real feel. I admire the work you are doing stretching yourself - constantly pushing. That's why you get beauties like these!

brian eppley said...

Hey Sam, Thank Dog it wasn't a-team

Thanks JBP. Love your work. You know loose!

Thanks L, You know the deal!