Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Don't Know #2

18 x 14 inches, tempera on paper.
In the early 90's I went through a period where I allowed myself to paint "thoughtlessly" with cheap tempera paints. The idea was to paint freely and to remove expectations. I have always been primarily a representational artist and as such there is always a model to live up to (reality). For me (with perfectionist "issues") this can be overwhelming and intimidating.

These paintings were fun and always interesting since I had no idea what would result.

The thing I notice is that even when I'm free to paint flat pattern, I invariably strive to create space, depth and form.


Blogger Kay said...

This kind of experimentation is fun. I can relate to the experience of attempting to create something free of any representational quality in a painting.

4:58 AM, July 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a photo you sent to me of a similar work. Bumped across this article at the Reality Sandwich. Check it out:

I like the previous posts too. Would say more, but have to catch a train.

Cheers, Chris

P.S. - Obama is speaking in Berlin tonite at 7:00 PM. Wish I could go.

7:33 AM, July 24, 2008  

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