After posting “Aperture 7” and finishing “Aperture 8” last weekend, I felt the series was done.
It was fruitful, but enough is enough. So I started painting in a freer style suggested by “Approaching Storm,” the final painting in my previous post:
Then came one with thicker paint and bolder lines:
… and a scroll of visual love songs:
I made changes to “Aperture 3”:
… and finished up this small canvas that I started more than a month ago:
Meanwhile, I considered that one aspect of the “Apertures” theme I hadn’t explored was size. The largest of the series is 24×30; what if I doubled that?
You can’t appreciate the size or texture on a computer screen (the image, after all, is the same size as as 10×8 above it). Still, it shows another approach to the theme, if not the grandeur.