Wednesday, October 7, 2009

R-inspiration

Fall does not come quietly! Many tomatoes and squash to be dealt with, the annual fall art tour here in Pojoaque, weekend art shows to set up and take down, waxes to be created and dressed to replace the bronzes sold during the summer (yes, sold!)and have ready for the monthly delivery(of bronzes)/pickup (of waxes)of the great guys at Madd Casting in Berthould, CO. Add to that the clays that need attention to be readied for mold-making. In all this activity,there is the waiting, for the inspiration of a new exploration/direction in which to take my paintings.
September passed quickly, and at the very end, a little day trip to Shady Lakes near Bernallillo sparked that inspiration. Described as the Giverny of New Mexico by another artist, the lakes are little gems of lily and fishing ponds fed by the ditches in the bosque of the Rio Grande. As we drove up, a small flock of Canadian geese lifted away in one pond and fish disturbed the surface in another. A morning spent there in the dappled light of cottonwoods quieted my mind and stirred up some new ideas for paintings. Why not leave the bold color for a while and explore the palette of the Impressionists? Having never been a true "representational" painter, I found this a novel idea, so completed a new painting within that same week. Though designed and painted as a vertical (it's 40" x 20") I find I like it as well in a horizontal format - it's titled Rebirth I -never thought I'd be "born" again!



2 comments:

  1. Love this!! I like it best as a vertical, though it does work as a horizontal, too. Very nice palette. The image is serene yet energetic, all at the same time. Lovely!

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  2. I like this as a horizontal, and I love the color palette. Very dramatic.

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