Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chicago cityscape

40"x30" oil/linen
Finished this one up in the wee hours this morning(Christmas eve). Couldn't sleep so went into the studio and I'm glad I did. I find painting at all different times a good exercise. Sometimes the mojo is there and sometimes it's not. It's good to do things off the cuff I think. Read a quote recently on Jala's blog from Picasso. "Art is the elimination of the unnecessary" or something along those lines. I couldn't agree more.


Ewen MacDonald watercolouristanbul said...

Lots of dymanism and life...

Ed Terpening said...

Reminds me of a quote by Oscar Wilde: "All art is quite useless". At first read, sounds insulting, but he said this during the industrial revolution, during a time of mass production. Art, by not being designed for any use--other than beauty--is pure of the confines of mass produced objects of every day utility. The more useless it is, the higher purpose. :-)

brian eppley said...

Thanks Ewen!

Well said Ed!

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