June 2, 2009
What Lies Beyond
Yes, this is the same painting I was working on in the last post. Why the dramatic change? I was uninspired by the first result, which was a pretty literal look at the scene. I don't have a need to work that tired approach into the ground, so I decided to force the issue of focus -- what you are really looking at -- by silhouetting the front house and trees and pushing the painting toward the spot of yellow that I'd always wanted to be the focal point. As a thought process and a concept, I'm happier with the outcome. Not sure, though, that I'm where I want to be in terms of turning the concept into a visual experience.