Thursday, July 09, 2009

Principle I, acrylic, 40x40

Beginning on the spring equinox, this painting absorbed the new season through the layering and blocking of colors over many weeks. The upper right gold patch carried a strong presence and almost overtook the the painting by fragmenting, enlarging and shedding, resolving finally with a balanced call and response of muted golds on opposite sides of the canvas.
Stickney Brook, water color, 18x24

Painting the illusive quality of water proved to be a meditation in light by being aware of the quality of substances: water, current, moss, rock, sky on water. The reading of all the elements changed over the afternoon of sun and shade with the final painting reading as perhaps all of those things.