Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Peaceful Reflections and the Big Rectangle
I was deep into an art talk the other day, when a friend and I discussed how this work has elements of the traditional Renaissance style with the subject arranged within a rectangular form. Take a careful look at this work. Do you see the big rectangle in the water? Check out the upper corner of the rectangle - where the focal point is. Here is the uncanny thing. I didn't plan it. It happened without forethought.
Stroke for stroke this work took me longer to paint then any other painting of this size that I have ever done. If I could peel off the successive layers I might be able to pull back a dozen different paintings. But, as my father used to say, long ago..."If a job is worth doing, its worth doing right."