Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dark Pathway, 30 x 40 oil on canvas

Often when people see a landscape, they believe there is little more there than what meets the eye. However, everything I paint, especially those works that have no plein air or photographic reference, stem from some area of my brain. For this painting, when I approached the blank canvas, I didn't have a clear idea in mind of what I would lay down. As typical, I drew a few horizon lines in pencil and began applying paint. Getting lost in the colors and shadows, the world around me disappears for awhile, and I know that whatever the resulting painting evolves to be, I have left a bit of myself in the work.

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