AFTER LIVING WITH THEM for awhile, several of my paintings did not stand up. The designs were strong, but they had too little paint. Juxtaposed with my other work, they looked thin, insubstantial.
Revising “Lakeside” and “Thunderstorm,” I added much more detail than the originals, sacrificing simplicity for depth.
I took a simpler approach with “Abstract 67,” adding layers of brighter colors.
“Hemlock Garden” and “River View” have been sitting in my studio since summer, awaiting completion.
8 Replies to “Re-Vision”
A wonderful burst of new work, albeit some are revisions. At our best we are always stepping back and scooping up the stragglers and finding their new purpose. All good. Hemlock Garden is great in concept and really fascinating in detail. Reminds me of the big orchard painting, a great direction of exploration!! Great stuff! JW
Thank you. Perhaps these are transitional paintings, preludes to a new phase. Looking forward to what fall and winter may bring!
Much richer, deeper, more interesting!
Thank you, Judy! There’s only one way forward, and I’ve little to lose by taking some risks. Would love to see your new work.
I agree. Hemlock Garden feels like it is alive with energy. Seems very new in contrast with most of your work.
Thank you, Meg. Yes, perhaps a new stage in the learning process. I’m eager to follow, wherever it leads. I hope you are well, and throwing pots!
Hi Russ… Your love of gardening comes through loud and clear in Hemlock Garden. Lovely. thank you.
What a wonderful compliment! Thank you, Diane. And just in time for the gardens to be put to bed for the winter. As a painter, I will carry on, and see what sprouts in my studio over the next few months.