Monday, July 07, 2008

I Don't Know

4 x 4 inches, oil on board.
I'd like to say something about this painting, but...what? From time to time I like to just move paint around, with no idea, no plan, nothing. And this is what I get, or something like it. I don't tend to produce straight lines, but I do love arabesque and flowing line. And I tend to give things form. This image seems soft and round and organic, but the sharp teeth are a little alarming.

I think it's interesting to see what kind of picture results from this process. I think it probably reflects one's basic artistic personality. I think I could enjoy studying abstract painting, and I have often thought that if I had enough years I might end up painting "nonobjectively", if I felt I had exhausted reality. But I don't know. For now, I still want to study light, and form, and the natural world I can still see.


Blogger Kay said...

When did you paint this image? I'm guessing early 1980's. It's very abstract compared to what you are doing now. Nice colors.

6:16 PM, July 07, 2008  
Blogger Mark Anderson said...

Actually...this may be 10 years old. I still paint like this sometimes. It's fun to just make stuff up.

12:04 AM, July 08, 2008  

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