Wednesday, November 08, 2006

W&N Bright Red...Incidental

5"x 7" oil

For myself, subjects such as this are more
an experiment and wrestling with backgrounds
and textures.

Tried to keep the brushwork to a level of
what felt essential...that is, that peculiar
mystique of REAL'ness without appearing to
strive to suggest it is anything other than
a painting.

Not precluding the world needs another painting
from my hand...but more that perhaps I needed
the exercise and understanding that came from
attempting it. That seems more and more to
identify my need to paint, to nurture a childlike
awe with the world and maintain my sense of
privilege to yet be a habitant here.

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