Friday, July 11, 2008

Studio Window, Shaver Street

8 x 12 inches, oil on paper.
My studio window from '91-'99. Maybe no one else likes these sketchy paintings, but I do because they point the way for me, towards something looser and less subservient.

I want to pick and choose from the elements in front of me, and rearrange them if necessary to suit my needs. This is a simple concept, but it is a constant struggle for me to follow. I am by nature cautious and deliberate, and to "paint outside (or over) the lines" feels like I'm doing something bad.

But when I am able to do it, it feels exciting and full of life. So this painting holds a good feeling for me.


Blogger Kay said...

This is the first time I've seen this painting and I really like it. The light reminds me of a beautiful morning and the feeling is free and expressive. I agree that you should work toward this kind of painting. It's wonderful.

6:13 PM, July 11, 2008  

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