Wednesday, April 08, 2009

FDU residency

has allowed me to stretch some large canvases and (finally) work on some larger paintings

The painting (in progress) on the left is as tall as I am (squared), allowing the brushstrokes to be directly related to human scale.

The painting on the right is made on a door blank, thus measures 80" across and has (again) a direct relationship to a general human size.

Much of this water abstraction work has to do with two main things:
1. description of water instead of depiction; a conversation instead of camera-perfect
2. finding a path through which I can pass, either in a whitewater craft or visually

Empty space is left where detail is not needed, and mystery exists in reality.

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